However if you are feeling lazy, you can hire golf carts that wander the streets.Pay around ¥5 for a ride if a single person, around ¥15 for four people.Pingyao also has a large lacquerware manufacturing industry.If one is looking for nearby modern shops, then outside of west gate is one's best bet.For other options, the nearest modern shops and presumably ATMs will be located outside of West Gate. The speciality consists in cold Beef (looks like slices of prepared ham) with no other dishes than soy sauce.It has an acquired, strong taste, somewhat similar to corned beef.Perfect for atmospheric wandering when tour groups are not present (i.e.
Foreign Maestro cards accepted (checked June 2013).Pingyao's old town is typically considered the best ancient walled city in China, and is on many lists of the best walled cities in the world. Picture a period film showing ancient China - and you won't be far off. mile), inhabited, mostly off-limits to cars, and constructed of cobbled streets and buildings almost entirely from the Ming and Qing dynasties.As the old walled city is only about 1 mile by 1 mile (or 1.6km by 1.6km), walking is the by far #1 way around.Most of the old walled city is also off-limits to taxis/cars.