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4-Day Shanxi Private Tour includes Pingyao Ancient City and Hukou Waterfall

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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



4 Days/3 Nights

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, Pingyao Ancient Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Pingyao

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

Drive about 1 hour to 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.

We gonna Visit for 1~2 hours and go to the world cultural heritage Pingyao Ancient City(1.5h drive).

You will start a walking tour of the Pingyao Old City. The Ming Qing 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.

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 - Linfen

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

After checking out from the hotel,head to the Zhangbi Castle(3.5h driving), an intact ancient military castle combined with living, production and religious activities. The whole castle remains its original pattern and presents the glamorous rusticity. 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 looks like a small walled city, displaying the wealth of Wang family more than 200 years ago.

After visiting, drive about 2.5 hours to Linfen City which is the most popular base city to Hukou Waterfall. Check in to your hotel. The rest time is free for you to relax.

Day 4Linfen

Attractions: Hukou Waterfall, Yao Temple—Hua Gate
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Pick you up from the hotel in the early morning, and drive to Ji County to visit the biggest yellow waterfall of China-Yellow River Hukou Waterfall, enjoy the power of nature. Hukou Waterfall gets its name of Hukou (meaning kettle spout literally) because the it seems pouring down from a huge kettle.

After lunch, we will drive 2 hours back to Linfen and Visit the Yao Temple—Hua Gate.According to the legend, Linfen used to be the capital of the ancient ruler Yao. In later years people would build temples in honor of King Yao. The Temple of Yao was first built in the Jin Dynasty.

After the sightseeing, around 19:00pm, we will transfer back to Linfen airport to catch your flight.

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