Day 1 Entry Pingyao
Local people playing chess nearby the City Wall
Our guide will wait for you at Pingyao Railway Station ahead of your arrival. Then a comfortable private car will take you to check in the hotel. After that, your China ancient town tour will begin with a visit to the City Wall of Pingyao, which has been well preserved. As a whole, the rectangular wall resembles a tortoise, which was considered as a symbol of longevity traditionally. Ascending the wall, you could overlook the ancient city of Pingyao. Then, get down from the wall and have a stroll on the traditional Ming-Qing Street. On both sides of this not very wide street, there are many buildings in ancient Chinese architecture style, which used to be firms, exchange shops and different kinds of shops like teashop, cloth shop and salt shop. Nowadays, some of them have been turned to hotels, restaurants or shops selling souvenirs while some have been preserved as attraction sites and museums.
Your next stop is the Temple of City God, one of the best-preserved Temples of City God in China. Its distinctive feature lies in the combination of the Temple of the God of Wealth and the Temple of the Kitchen God, which are separately situated to its right and left. Following, you will proceed to Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop and Tong Xing Gong. Ri Sheng Chang Exchange Shop is the first money exchange shop in China as well as the founder of Chinese modern banks, which has played an important role in Chinese financial business for about one century. Tong Xing Gong was an establishment which provided private escort service for the exchange shops to guard their safety during transportation.
Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Yide Guesthouse
Day 2 Pingyao Exit
Today, you will visit the Shuanglin Monastery, about 4 miles to the city. This is a construction in castle style which is especially renowned for the painted clay sculptures. Then our guide and driver will transfer you to Wang Family’s Compound, an ancient private 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, our guide will transfer you to the railway station and see you off there. Hope your connecting or homebound trip is enjoyable!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00