In 4 days, experience the ancient features of China in Pingyao and Taiyuan. Walk on the ancient city wall, have an insight of the earliest bank to see ancient China banking system, stroll in the Ming Qing street to experience the life of past time, and be reached by a trip to Jinci Temple and Qiao Family’s Compound in Taiyuan.
Highlights of this tour
Fully explore the Ancient City of Pingyao;
Learning more about what the life was like in the past from Qiao’s Family Compound;
Unique exploration in Zhangbi Ancient Castle.
Day 1 Taiyuan – Pingyao
According to your schedule, our local guide will met you at the airport or railway station in Taiyuan city and take you to Pingyao Ancient City.
On the way to Pingyao, first visiting Jinci Temple, where you can discover a fascinating mixture of Daosit, Confucian and Buddhist influences in the ancient buildings.
Then move on to Qiao’s Family Compound, which is used to be the house of a famous local financier during the Qing Dynasty. Built in 1756, this well-preserved compound shows you how the traditional North China Folk house was like in the past.
After arriving in Pingyao, check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.
Day 2 Pingyao (B, L)
Today, you will spend a full day to explore Pingyao Ancient City. Your tour starts from the Ancient City Wall of Pingyao, where you can have a panorama view of the layout of this town. Then you will move on to the Rishengchang Former Bank, which shows you the original bank system in the past.
After lunch, strolling on the traditional Ming and Qing Street, a cobbled road with old buildings on either side. You may like tracing back to the former bustle bazaar in the old days. Later, visiting the Temple of City God, which also called Chenghuangmiao in Chinese. You will appreciated the wonderful wood carvings, paintings and sculptures in the old temple.
Day 3 Pingyao (B, L)
After breakfast, driving about 1 hour to Zhangbi Ancient Castle, which is a series of tunnels dug to hide out in times of war in over 1380 years ago. You will be amazed by the fabulous feat of architecture and engineering in ancient time.
Then back to Shuanglin Temple, where contents a large amount of clay figures and wooden sculptures of various gods, goddesses and saints. You will be impressed by the traditional Chinese art forms.
After today’s exploration, back to Pingyao Ancient City.
Day 4 Pingyao – Taiyuan Departure (B)
Today is free for you till your local guide send you to Airport / Railway Station to catch your flight / train to next destination.
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