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Shanxi Tours & China Shanxi Trips 2020/2021

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Shanxi, where China's history begins, is a special representative of central plains' culture. If you want to probe into the 5,000-year-old civilization of China, don't miss Shanxi. Endowed with an abundance of cultural sites and historical remains, Shanxi has many evidences to show its splendors. Traveling Shanxi means a lot, like being immersed in the splendid Buddhist world of imposing Yungang Grottoes, challenging yourself to walk to the cliffside Hanging Temple, strolling the antique streets of Pingyao Ancient City, paying a Buddhist pilgrimage or a memorable hiking to Mount Wutai - One of the World 5 Famous Buddhist Holy Lands, or admiring the overwhelming magnificence of Hukou Waterfall, etc. Of course many other cultural highlights await your discovery.

How to Plan your Shanxi tour? Because of the high speed rails, many cities can be reached by high speed trains easily and it's available to begin your Shanxi tours from Datong, Pingyao or Taiyuan. Generally, a classic Shanxi tour starts from Datong (in northern Shanxi) to Mount Wutai, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Hukou Waterfall, etc., taking 6 ~ 8 days usually. If your time permits, we suggest you extend your Shanxi tour, to Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Dengfeng in Henan and Xian in Shaanxi for more cultural experience.

China Discovery is a leading travel agency offering private China tours with great flexibility, comfort and personalized services for decades. Here we select the best-selling Shanxi tours and short trips by destinations for your most inspirations. We also master the first-hand travel information of Shanxi to make full of your holiday. Moreover, we are specialized in customizing tours to meet different travelers' needs. Please feel free to contact us to draw a wonderful start of your Shanxi trip!

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Shanxi Tours by Destinations

As the cradle of Chinese civilization, Shanxi offers different experiences in its different destinations. Datong, owning UNESCO-recognized Yungang Grottos, is a wonderful place to explore the origins of Chinese Buddhist history. Pingyao, known as the home to Wall Street of Ancient China, features with the best-preserved ancient city of folk culture. Wutaishan (Mount Wutai) with Buddhism aura has both cultural and natural charm to cherish. And Hukou Waterfal, the wonder on Yellow River, shows you the mighty power of nature. Following are well-selected Shanxi tours lasting for 1 to 5 days by destinations. If your time allows you to have a short stay only, you can check the city tours and find your way to explore.

  • Pingyao
  • Datong
  • Wutaishan
  • Hukou Waterfall
  • Taiyuan
Tourits in Pingyao Ancient City

2 Days Classic Pingyao Ancient City Tour

Highlights: Pingyao Ancient City,Wang's Family Compound, Shuanglin Temple

This is the most classic itinerary to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pingyao Ancient City and its surrounding must-see sites.

Pingyao Ancient City Wall

3 Days Pingyao Discovery Tour

Highlights: Pingyao Ancient City, Zhangbi Ancient Castle, Shuangling Temple, Wang Family Compound

Discover the historical and cultural treasures of Pingyao Ancient City, Wang Family's Compound, Zhangbi Ancient Castle, etc. Private and customized itinerary.

Mutianyu Great Wall

6 Days Beijing Pingyao Highlights Tour

Highlights: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Pingyao Ancient City, Wang's Family Compound

6 Days Pingyao Beijing private tour from China Discovery will take you to discover the highlights of the capital city and the ancient town in China at the best price.

Taoist Temple in Mianshan Mountain

3 Days Pingyao Ancient City Mianshan Mountain Tour

Highlights: Pingyao Ancient City, Wang's Family Compound, Shuanglin Temple, Mianshan Mountain

In-depth exploration of Pingyao Ancient City with an informative English-speaking guide and enjoy an interesting visit to Mianshan Mountain to walk in the tranquil valley and learn about traditional Chinese culture.

Great View of Hanging Temple

3 Days Datong Culture Tour

Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Datong Earth Forest, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Join this 3 days Datong tour to unlock your doubt. Moreover, you won’t miss Datong’s other highlights as well.

Yungang Grottoes (Appearance))

2 Days Datong Yungang Grottoes Tour

Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

This is the most classic and efficient tour to Yungang Grottoes. You will be picked up from airport or train station and start your trip to Yungang Grottoes and other essences of Datong directly.

Natural Beauty of Hengshan Mountain

3 Days Datong Highlights Tour

Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Hengshan Mountain

This 3 days Datong tour takes you to appreciate the highlights of Datong, both cultural and natural, in one go. All the cultural essences like Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Yingxian Wooden Pagod and beautiful Hengshan Mountain are covered.

Statues in Yungang Grottoes

2 Days Beijing Sidetrip to Datong

Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Wooden Pagoda

You will spend two full days appreciating the cultural sites, including Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Wooden Pagoda, etc. which all tells the old splendor of this attractive city.

Pilgrimage to Five Terraces of Mount Wutai

3 Days Mount Wutai Buddhism Tour

Highlights: Xiantong Temple, Tayuan Temple, Pusa Ding Temple, Five Terraces

This is the classic Buddhist pilgrimage tour to Mount Wutai, which has been a sacred Buddhist site for both Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism since the 5th century.

Mount Wutai Trekkers

3 Days Mount Wutai Trekking Tour

Highlights: Wutaishan Scenic Area, Mount Wutai Trekking to Five Peaks

This 3 Days Trekking tour takes you to hike the most beautiful Five Terraces from East Terrace to South Terrace via North Terrace, Central Terrace and West Terrace.

Xiantong Temple in Mount Wutai

2 Days Classic Mount Wutai Tour

Highlights: Xiantong Temple, Shuxiang Temple, Dailuo Ding Temple, Foguang Temple

Explore the very essence of Mount Wutai in a leisure way. It is private, and can be tailor-made to meet your personal needs. Hotels, airport (train station) pick up, transfer and guide are all included.

Monks of Tibetan Buddhism in Pusa Ding Temple

5 Days Datong & Wutaishan Discovery Tour

Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, Mount Wutai Essential Temples, South Terrace

Datong Yungang Grottoes and Mount Wutaishan Discovery Tour. Transfer by a private vehicle throughout the tour, and also be taken care well of by a local tour guide.

Hukou Waterfall (Shanxi Side)

1 Day Hukou Waterfall Tour

Highlights: Hukou Waterfall

This tour takes you to admire the dynamic Hukou Waterfall from Linfen which can be easily reached by high speed train.

Magnificent View of Hukou Waterfall (Shaanxi Side)

3 Days Xian Hukou Waterfall Tour

Highlights: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Hukou Waterfall

In this tour, you will drive about 4~5 hours northwards from Xian to have a day trip to see the Hukou Waterfall - the natural wonder on the Yellow River.

Hukou Waterfall (Shanxi Side) - Wonder on the Yellow River

3 Days Hukou Waterfall Tour from Pingyao

Highlights: Hukou Waterfall, Pingyao Ancient City, Wang's Family Compound, Zhangbi Ancient Castle

In this tour, you will step into the old city for historic sightseeing and admire the crashing waves and thundering waterfall group of Hukou.

Temple Garden

2 Days Cultural Exploration in Taiyuan

Highlights: Jinci Temple, Shanxi Museum, Twin Pagoda Temple

This 2 days tour is the most classic itinerary covering all cultural highlights. You will visit must-be-visited museums and temples.

Jinci Temple

3 Days Taiyuan Pingyao Brief Tour

Highlights: Qiao's Family Compound, Pingyao Ancient City, Jinci Temple

This 3 days tour takes you experience the ancient feature of Pingyao from Taiyuan. You will have an insight of the culture and history of the two cities

Shanxi Travel Guide & Articles

For your better experience in Shanxi, we select below comprehensive travel guide and helpful travel articles, including detailed travel guide, updated transportation and maps, best time to visit, worthy-seeing attractions, recommended accommodating areas, etc. If you have any other questions and travel ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us for instant help.

Mostly-read Shanxi Travel Articles

Extend Your Shanxi Tours

Shanxi province is the part of North China, bordering Hebei and Beijing to the east, Henan to the south, Shaanxi to west and Inner Mongolia to the north. All of its neighbors, especially Beijing and Xian with a lot to experience are worth of your time. To discover the cultural charm of China better, we suggest you spend 3 ~ 4 days touring Beijing first, then 4 ~ 6 day traveling Shanxi, and 2 ~ 3 days enjoying a Xian journey. Of course, don’t miss Shaolin Temple (Henan) if you are a Kung Fu fan. For nature enthusiast, just visit the beautiful grasslands in Hohhot (Inner Mongolia). All the destinations can be transferred easily by high speed train. Browse our following well-organized Shanxi China tours to have the best cultural experience in China. If you want to visit any other destinations to have a distinctive trip, don’t hesitate to tell your travel consultant to customize your own China tour!

Old Streets of Pingyao Ancient City
9 Days Ancient Treasures of China Tour

Beijing / Datong / Pingyao / Xian

Tayuan Temple of Mount Wutai
8 Days Ancient Beijing & Shanxi Culture Tour

Beijing / Datong / Wutaishan / Pingyao

Our Clients at Yungang Grottoes
11 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Shanxi Highlights

Beijing / Datong / Pingyao / Xian / Shanghai

Shaolin Temple
11 Days Essence of China Culture Tour by High Speed Trains

Beijing / Pingyao / Xian / Luoyang / Shanghai

Experience the Real Shaolin Kung Fu
12 Days Historical China Tour with Train Experience

Beijing / Datong / Pingyao / Xian / Luoyang / Dengfeng / Zhengzhou

Xilamuren Grassland
6 Days Inner Mongolia Shanxi Tour

Hohhot / Datong / Taiyuan / Pingyao

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