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2-Day Shanxi Private Tour Includes Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Pingyao Ancient Town

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Overview:

Spend two days from Datong to Pingyao Ancient Town, you will trace back to discover ancient architectural wonders and learn about the history, also admire the brilliant Buddhist culture and art in Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. It’s a fusion exploration of World Cultural Heritage in different ancient dynasties in this legendary land in northern heart of China.

 

Tour Code

SX2D1N-YHP-203

Duration

2 Days/1 Night
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Itinerary

Day 1Datong - Pingyao

Attractions: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Yungang Grottoes
Meet you at the start points in the morning , put the luggage in trunk, if you arrive by overnight train, guide can show you the restaurant for the breakfast, then drive to visit Yungang Grottoes first. Which is 30 minutes driving from downtown. Guide will help you get the entrance ticket, and will show you the grottoes, explain the history, the story of the buddha etc. This is the one of the four most famous grottoes in China. It is the first highlights of this tour. You can take the pictures but without flash.

Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
Have a Datong Flying Noodle Lunch before visit the Hanging Temple, It is the winter wheat flour noodle, with the different sauce, you can choose the meat one or vegetable one. After lunch, drive to visit the Hanging Temple which is from 1500 years ago, and you still can climb up to see and walk on the floor of the temple. One the must see sights in Shanxi and China. You are here. Guide will explain why and how they built on the cliff. You should believe anything is possible. After visit this temple, drive down to Pingyao directly on toll road.You will arrive in Pingyao around 19:00.

Day 2Pingyao

Attractions: Pingyao Ancient Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

City Wall of Pingyao
Have a walk on the 700 years old wall, see the roof top of the building, you even can see the local people’s life from the wall, it is big fun to walk on the wall and have a jumping pictures.

Pingyao Confucian Temple
Visit the 840 years old building, and learn the Confucian wise, and step over the dragon gate to get good luck. Guide will explain how build this such big wooden building without nails.

Pingyao Temple of the City God
Visit the most beautiful taoist temple in the old city, and enjoy the peace of this temple and take the nice pictures of this temple.

Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
Have a picture of you with city tower which is the center of the city, any new building show lower than this tower inside the wall. It is good place to have a stroll after dinner or shopping for the small things.

Rishengchang Former Bank
The museum of the Rishengchang Bank which is first bank in China, guide will explain the history, management of the bank, the story of owner and the first managers etc. You will have a local lunch. After tour, we will drop off you at your hotel or Pingyao railway station (suggest to book the train around 16:00)

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 1 night accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned