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Pingyao Yide Hotel

Address: #16 Shaxiang Street, Pingyao, Shanxi Province, Chi, Pingyao, China
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Pingyao Yide Hotel

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Yide Hotel is a beautifully renovated courtyard house built in 1736 by a wealthy merchant during the reign of Emperor Qianlong. The courtyard reflects the height of the Qing dynasty architectural achievement. The uppper house, the lower house, study room, inner garden, altar of ancestor and the stable for horse make up the intricate interior layout.

The Guesthouse is situated deep in a quiet alleyway just a few minutes' walk from the main street Nan Dajie where you can do most of your shopping, checking out local eateries, and enjoy carefree walks in the afternoon.


Our accommodations are mainly doubles, twins and triple rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning and hot water, private bath and large kang-style bed that are heated in winter which makes reading, and resting comfortable.

Tourist Information

The Qiao Family Courtyard House was the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence even beyond Shanxi. It was in this mansion that Zhang Yimou's famous film 'Raise the Red Lantern' was filmed. Located some 40km north of Pingyao, the compound is fortified behind a 10m high wall. It is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pingyao. Another popular site is the Wang Family Courtyard House. This was the Wang clan's private residence and is four times larger than Qiao's, with 54 courtyards and 1,052 rooms. The mansion took over half a century to build and is located on a hilly area.

The Yide Guesthouse property would be delighted to help you plan your Pingyao vacation by giving you information on how to most conveniently and cheaply experience the best that Pingyao has to offer. If you prefer to have a tour guide, we would be glad to provide you with one. On the other hand, if you prefer to travel independently, then we can advise you of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get to where you want to go.

Pingyao is a very small, ancient town. Because of this, it is impossible to book hard or soft sleeper train tickets at the Pingyao Railway Station less than 10 days in advanced if you plan to book yourself. Train tickets from Pingyao to other cities such as Xi'an, Beijing, and Shanghai must be booked from the nearest large city, Taiyuan. The Yide Guesthouse Property can assist you in booking your train tickets from Pingyao to the destination of your choice.

You are more than welcome to visit my family-style guesthouse and have a good time in Pingyao!

 Pingyao is a small town, and there are no banks here. Remember to bring enough money with you. Also please note we do not accept credit cards.
 Tickets for trains from Pingyao to other cities are not easy to book. We can offer the service of booking tickets for you. Please let us know where and when you want to go 10 days in advance.
 Please tell us the number of your train before you come to Pingyao and we can arrange a car to take you to our hotel from the train station.

Located Near

Adress. No.16 Shaxiang jie, Pingyao,China


  • - Not Included
- Airport Transfers
  • - Free Parking
Business Centre:
  • - Photocopying/Fax Service
- Bar - Nightclub
- Café - Restaurant
- Hair Dryer - Air Conditioning
- Daily Housekeeping - Safe Deposit Box
- Tea/Coffee Facilities - Mini Bar
- Tours Desk - Laundry/Dry Cleaning
- Luggage Storage - Wheelchair Accessible
- 24 Hour Reception - Currency Exchange