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Local Show in Pingyao Old City
These antique residences and shops show people the charm and flavor in a static way whilst various local shows in ancient form and content may divulge the antique characteristics of Pingyao Old City dynamically:

Lawsuit Settling in County Government Office shows the whole process of how the county magistrate settled lawsuits in olden time. The show is interesting and humorous.
Location: Zhengfu Street (Yamen Street), Pingyao Old City
Time: 10:00, 11:00, 15:30 (from Monday to Friday)
10:00, 11:00, 15:00, 16:00 (from Saturday to Sunday)

Welcome Ceremony for Guests is grand. The song and dance show is in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) style.
Location: Outside the North Gate of Pingyao Old City
Time: on Saturday and Sunday

Local Wedding Ceremony is a typical lively Chinese traditional wedding with all the necessary elements, bridal sedan-chair, honor guard, folk music band and the bride and bridegroom in antique costumes.
Location: South Avenue
Time: on Saturday and Sunday

Bill Writing and Interview at the Exchange Shop gives you a chance to get an ancient Chinese hand-written bill and learn about how the ancient interview worked by a series of tests.
Location: Rishengchang Exchange Shop, West Avenue, Pingyao Old City
Time: Every day

Pingyao Da Xitai (Pingyao Theater)
Pingyao Da Xitai was the entertainment place for those businessmen in Pingyao. Now it is a place for people to learn about and appreciate the local art of Pingyao. Shows of various types like the Jinzhong yangko (a kind of folk performance of north China), music and dance drama betray a vivid Pingyao with the theme of local people's daily life.
Address: Chenghaungmiao Street, Pingyao Old City
Admission Fee: CNY 48 per person