3-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

3-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong


Tour description


Day 1: Pingyao. O/N Pingyao.

Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at 09:00 in the morning or Pingyao train station and today we will going to visit the Ancient City of Pingyao.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: City Wall of Pingyao, Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
Your Pingyao 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ming and Qing Dynasties Street,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100 China
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.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Pingyao Ancient Government Office, Center of the County, Pingyao County 030000 China
Then, pay a visit to Pingyao Ancient Government Office, which is located in the middle of the ancient city for more than 600 years. Covering about 26,000 square meters (31,095 square yards), it includes many majestic courtyards and buildings. The Security Guard Company is also worth seeing for it is a museum which introduces the development of the ancient Chinese security guards.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rishengchang Former Bank, Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100 China
After lunch, 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.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Pingyao--Datong. O/N Datong.

Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China
After breakfast, we will have a one hour Paper Cutting class is arranged for you to learn about the traditional skill of Chinese folk arts.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shuanglin Temple, Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100 China
Next,we will proceed to Shuanglin Temple. This scenic area mainly consists of Buddhist halls in all sizes, such as the Mahavira Hall (Da Xiong Bao Dian) and the Sakyamuni Hall. Within the halls, there are a lot of vividly painted sculptures of Heavenly Kings, Bodhisattvas, and arhats. In addition, you will marvel at the exquisite frescos created in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan), Qiaojiabao Village, Dongguan Town, Pingyao County 030901 China
Next you will be escorted to the well-known Qiao Family's Compound in around one hour's drive. As a typical residence with architectural style of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) in northern China, it is elegant and superbly decorated.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taiyuan East Railway Station, In Xiaodian District, Taiyuan 030006 China
After lunch, we will drive to Taiyuan Railway Station, where a train to Datong is waiting for you(The train departure around 5pm). The train takes around 3 hours. Upon arrival at Datong, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(driver only, no guide).
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Datong. The tour end.

Stop At: Datong, Datong, Shanxi
In the morning, we will meet you at Datong hotel at 9am and drive one hour to Hanging Monastery.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China
The renowned Hanging Monastery, which looks like a grand relief inlaid on the steep cliff. It will be a thrilling experience to go along the hanging walkways to visit each hall of the temple. It is unique that the hierarchs of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are worshiped here together.
Afterwards, take the private car to Yungang Grottoes.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000 China
Upon arrival at the Yungang Grottoes, our guide will accompany you as you to go around viewing more than 59,000 solemn Buddha statues made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386 - 534). Considered to be a treasure house of Buddhist arts, Yungang Grottoes took over 70 years to reach the present scale. The sculptures there integrate the superb artistry of Northern Wei and showcase the atmospheric and imperial style. You are sure to feel astonished by the magnificent scene there.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Datong, Datong, Shanxi
After lunch, we will drive to back to your Datong hotel or Datong Railway Station.End of our 3 days tour.
Duration: 10 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 3x Lunch
  • The private car and Private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • The entrance tickets
  • The train ticket from Taiyuan to Datong with the second class ticket
  • Entry/Admission - City Wall of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Ancient Government Office
  • Entry/Admission - Rishengchang Former Bank
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
  • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes

What's not included

  • The hotels & dinner

Provider Photos

  • Datong Hanging Monastery

  • The private van

  • Ancient Ming-Qing Street

  • Rishengchang

  • Datong Yungang Grottoes

  • Pingyao City Wall

  • Shuanglin Temple

  • Pingyao Ancient Government Office

  • Datong Hanging Monastery


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