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5-Day Shanxi Private Tour Includes Jinci Temple, Qikou Ancient Town, Jingbian Wave Valley and Pingyao Ancient Town

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Shanxi tours are suitable for those tourists who would like to know Chinese culture deeply.Shanxi Province is a region with more than 3,000 years history. And If you haven’t seen red sandstone Danxia rock forms in China before, Jingbian Wave Valley outside Yan’an is an absolute stunner. Let’s visit this UNESCO sights, to Enjoy the Danxia Landscape.


Tour Code



5 Days/4 Nights

Day 1Taiyuan Arrival

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

Welcome to FCN! Meet at the meeting points(refer to basic content below) in the early morning and head to Shanxi.

Bus drive will take around 6 hours. Arrive at Jinci Temple in the afternoon.

Arrive at Jinci Temple(the oldest wooden structure in Taiyuan) in the afternoon. 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 Taiyuan for hotel.

Day 2Taiyuan - Qikou - Jingbian

Attractions: Qikou Ancient Town
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Jingbian

Check out in the morning and leave Taiyuan for Qikou. Bus Drive takes around 4.5 hours.

We will arrive at noon and spend the whole afternoon at Qikou Ancient Town. The Qikou Ancient Town used to be a prosperous transportation hub and major commercial center, but now has been listed as one of the endangered cultural sites by World Monuments Fund. The Lijiashan, a 550-year-old village, is a dream place for travelers to experience Shanxi’s cave houses.

After visiting, drive about 3.5 hours to Jingbian. Check in to your hotel. The rest time is free for you to relax.

Day 3Jingbian - Lingshi

Attractions: Jingbian Wave Valley
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lingshi

After checking out from the hotel,head to the Jingbian Wave Valley(1h driving).

Jingbian county boasts the largest Danxia landscape of the province. The wave valley is a red sandstone landform. Because the texture on the rock sand is like a wave, it is called “The Wave”. It is a miracle that The Wave Valley has such a stone landscape in this loess-covered area in northern Shanxi.

These formations show different colors at different times and various shapes from different angles, looking grand and magnificent. It is said that the landscape is comparable with the Wave, a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, United States.

After visit, then transfer you to the hotel in Lingshi.

Day 4Lingshi - Pingyao

Attractions: 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.

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 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 5Pingyao

Attractions: Wang Family Mansion
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

After checking out from the hotel,head to visit Wang Family Mansion. This huge magnificent courtyard complex occupies a higher ground overlooking a broad landscape. It boasts 123 courtyards and 1,118 rooms which resident complex of a famous commercial and financial capitalist. 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.

After that, we will set off and return.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 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