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3 Days Cultural Exploration in Taiyuan

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Explore the all the must-see sights – museums, temples, parks in Taiyuan! In 3 days, you’ll get to know the 2500 years’ history and Shanxi merchant culture!

Highlights of this tour

  • Learn about the development of Chinese coal industry and culture;
  • Explore the "Three Wonders" of Jinci Temple.

Basic Trip Information

  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:
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Taiyuan Arrival

Welcome to Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province! Upon arrival, the local guide will meet you at the airport or train station and transfer you to your hotel. After you check in at your hotel, you can get a rest or go outside to explore this “town of beautiful landscapes” on your own. The rest of today is yours.

Day 2 Taiyuan (B, L)

Today, you’ll spend a full day to explore Taiyuan city. First, visit the Coal Museum of China, the only national coal museum showing you the development of Chinese coal industry and culture. Here, you’ll learn how the coal resources are formed and even get the experience of digging coal.

Later, go to the Chongshan Temple (appreciating kindness in Chinese). In the Dabei Palace, explore the essence of the temple and three precious treasures. And then, move forward to Twin Pagoda Temple which was built in Ming Dynasty, is the symbol of Taiyuan.

After the cultural exploration, have a leisure walk in the largest park in Taiyuan - Yingze Park. It is a good place to take a walk where you enjoy the real local city life and Shanxi merchant culture of Taiyuan.

The Coal Museum of China
Day 3 Taiyuan Departure (B)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you at your hotel. The only activity today is to visit Jinci Temple, where you can discover a fascinating mixture of Daoist, Confucian and Buddhist influence in the ancient buildings.

After the tour, transfer back to Taiyuan city and be escorted to the airport or train station to next destination. (Please note: if you want to head to Pingyao Ancient City after Jinci Temple visiting, our driver will send you there.)

Service ends!

Jinci Temple

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