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4-Day Pingyao Private Tour of Pingyao Ancient City and Zhangbi Ancient Castle

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Overview:

Shanxi Province is a region with more than 3,000 years history according to the written records. See the most beautiful sculptures from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty. Shanxi tours are suitable for those tourists who would like to know Chinese culture deeply. Let’s visit this UNESCO sights, witness how the Yellow River creates an overwhelming natural wonder.

 

Tour Code

SX4D3N-PPZ-402

Duration

4 Days/3 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Taiyuan Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Taiyuan

Welcome to Taiyuan. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Taiyuan.

 

Day 2Taiyuan - Pingyao

Attractions: Jinci Temple
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Pingyao

After breakfast, we will visit Jinci Temple(the oldest wooden structure in Taiyuan). Over the dynasties, Jinci Temple has been a site for the worship of ancestors, water deities and a plethora of gods; it was also an imperial garden where religious rites and sporting contests were held. The highlights are structures on the central axis, including the magnificent Hall of the Sacred Mother.

We gonna Visit for 40 mins and go to Pingyao for hotel.

We will stay at a hotel with local characteristics of Pingyao tonight, as this makes it more convenient for you to stroll around the city in the evening and early morning.

Day 3Pingyao

Attractions: Zhangbi Ancient Castle, Wang Family Mansion
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Pingyao

After breakfast at the hotel,head to the Zhangbi Castle(3.5h driving), an intact ancient military castle combined with living, production and religious activities. The prestigious military use is worth mentioning, here you can enjoy a special experience walking through the special-designed tunnels, which is the mysterious underground defense system of the ancient fort. Besides, delight in the tranquil ancient village while strolling leisurely on the country path and appreciate the rich cultural history.

After a Chinese lunch, drive about 40mins to visit Wang Family Mansion. This huge magnificent courtyard complex occupies a higher ground overlooking a broad landscape. It is very famous for its sheer size and ornamental structures. It looks like a small walled city, displaying the wealth of Wang family more than 200 years ago.

Day 4Pingyao - Taiyuan

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

After breakfast in the hotel, we will check out and your guide will pick you up to start Pingyao Ancient City exploration.

You will start a walking tour of the Pingyao Old City. Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Pingyao old city is nowadays one of China’s four best preserved old cities. Step into the city, the old past comes alive. The MingQing Street is flanked with shops of local handicraft. Rishengchang shows us the glory of the first Chinese exchange shops. The Ancient Government Office tells everything about the bureaucracy of the feudal society. If time allows, you shouldn’t miss the Temple of City God, Confucius Temple and museums in different themes. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China.

After visiting, we will transfer back to Taiyuan to catch your High speed train.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 3 nights 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