The Liqing hotel was the first hotel in Pingan. It opened in 1992.
The Liqing family were the first to open a guesthouse in Pingan. There were a few basic rooms upstairs and a basic toilet down in the basement. No body in the whole village spoke any English. The first time people said 'good morning" they were wondering what that was all about. It sounded like a Zhuang word that means small pig! The dutch tourcompany "Koning Aap" (Monkey King) was the first company to take groups to Pingan on a regular basis. As there was no telephone, reservations were made by mail and the group had to walk for two hours to get to the guesthouse. How quickly things can change. Now there is WIFI and various room types.