3 Days Pingyao Discovery Tour

Wonderful Nostalgic Time in Ancient City

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Enjoy the charm of Pingyao Ancient City, discover the World Heritage Sites and learn more history and culture of the north China in 3 days.

Highlights of this tour

  • Fully explore the Ancient City of Pingyao;
  • Extended to the nearby Shuanglin Temple to learn more about the religious in the past time;
  • Unique exploration in Zhangbi Ancient Castle.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Pingyao
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-PCT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Pingyao Arrival

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Welcome to Pingyao, the best-preserved ancient town in China which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites! According to your schedule, our local guide will meet you at Pingyao Railway Station, then escort you to check in your hotel. The rest of today is yours to get a rest or go outside for a leisure walking in the ancient town on your own.

Arrival Ideals: At present, travelers can get to Pingyao by taking a high speed train from Beijing (about 6hrs), Xian (about 3.5hrs), Taiyuan (about 2hrs), Chengdu (about 8hrs), Chongqing (about 9hrs), Yuncheng (about 6hrs), etc.

Pingyao Ancient City Wall
Day 2 Pingyao (B, L)

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On this day, your guide will pick you at your hotel. Your Pingyao Ancient City tour starts from the Ancient City Wall of Pingyao, where you can have a panorama view of the layout of this town. Then you will move on to the Rishengchang Former Bank, which shows you the original bank system in the past.

After that, stroll on the traditional Ming and Qing Street, a cobbled road with old buildings on either side. You may like tracing back to the former bustle bazaar in the old days. Later, visit the Temple of City God, which also called Chenghuangmiao in Chinese. You will appreciate the wonderful wood carvings, paintings and sculptures in the old temple.

The last travel destination today is Shuanglin Monastery, where contents a large amount of clay figures and wooden sculptures of various gods, goddesses and saints. You will be impressed by the traditional Chinese art forms.

Ming and Qing Street in Pingyao
Day 3 Pingyao Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, driving about 1 hour to Zhangbi Ancient Castle, which is a series of tunnels dug to hide out in times of war in over 1380 years ago. You will be amazed by the fabulous feat of architecture and engineering in ancient time.

Later, move to Wang's Family Compound, the Forbidden City of folk residence. With 54 courtyards and over 1000 rooms, this massive compound is one of the largest of the residential complexes built by successful Shanxi merchants.

After visiting, your local guide will send you to Airport / Railway Station to catch your flight / train to next destination.

Wang's Family Compound

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