Our guide will meet you at your hotel at 08:00am.Then drive to visit the Zhenguo Tempe.30minutes driving from the downtown. We will spend 40 minutes to visit .then drive 1 hour to Qiao family courtyard.2 hours to visit,and We will drive 1 hours back to Pingyao.
Zhenguo Temple is famous for its building technique and the color-painted sculptures of the Five Dynasties. In terms of its building technique, the most representational is the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Hall, which is one of the three oldest timberworks in mainland China. In order to protect the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Hall from degradation under the eaves, a certain kind of large eave that is far longer and wider than the room itself was adopted when it was built. ‘Dougong’, a kind building technique, was applied to support the large eave.
Inside the temple there are eleven sculptures that belong to the Five Dynasties. These painted sculptures are valuable in terms of archaeology. The main sculpture is a sitting sculpture of Sakyamuni (founder of Buddhism) in the middle. On its sides are the sculptures of his apprentices along with other gods. All of these sculptures have different facial expressions and shapes. Though these sculptures have been renovated several times, the distinguished features of color-paint in the Five Dynasties are obvious.
-Qiao Family Courtyard
The compound was first built in 1756 in the Qing Dynasty. It occupies an area of 8,274 square meters (about two acres) with a construction area of 3,870 square meters (about one acre). It consists of six main courtyards, twenty smaller courtyards and 313 rooms. The family built the complex like a castle for safety considerations, from the bird view,it looks like the Double Happiness.But now there are three more courtyards were renovated and opend for tourist.One is the Opera yard and the two others are the older yard of the Qiao family courtyard.You can not miss anyone.
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00
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