1-Day Pingyao tour to Wang Family's Compound and Zhangbi Ancient Fortress

1-Day Pingyao tour to Wang Family's Compound and Zhangbi Ancient Fortress

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Stop At: Pingyao County, Pingyao County, Shanxi

Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Wang Family's Compound in around 1.5 hours' ride.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County 031308 China

It is a large and magnificent architectural complex originally built around 250 years ago and Located in Lingshi County in Shanxi Province, the Wang Family's Compound is 35 kilometers (22 miles) away from Pingyao Ancient City. This luxurious residence was originally built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family. What makes this compound so impressive are the sheer size and gorgeous ornamental structures. It is like a mini walled city with more than 200 courtyards, each of them has its own distinctive features. The intricately carved wood doors, window casings, stairways, stone carvings, etc. could be found everywhere in the courtyards.



Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zhangbi Ancient Castle, Zhangbi Village, Longfeng Country, Jiexiu 032000 China

In the afternoon, the tour continues to Zhangbi Ancient Fortress where you will go through the maze-like underground tunnels.
Different from the compounds and ancient city, Zhangbi Ancient Fortress is an exception of Shanxi merchants' culture. To resist the invasion of enemies, Chinese ancestors made full use of its geographic advantages and built a 10,000-meter long underground military tunnels with three floors in the village. Zhangbi Ancient Fortress is a complex of historical relics, tombs, residences and tunnels, in which the labyrinth-like underground tunnels are the most interesting.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Shuanglin Temple, Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100 China

After lunch, we will drive you back. On the way, you will pay a visit to Shuanglin Temple, which is different from many other temples for it still maintains its very old character.

Shuanglin Temple is a peaceful, quiet and beautiful old temple. It is one of the three treasures of Pingyao, having been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1997. Praised as the 'ancient painted sculptures museum', this temple houses as many as 2056 colorful sculptures of Chinese Buddhism reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The sculpture of One-thousand Hand Kwan-yin is definitely the most mesmerizing.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Pingyao County, Pingyao County, Shanxi

At the end,we drive you back to your hotel or see you off at Pingyao Railway Station.

Duration: 10 minutes

What's included

  • The private car & private guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • The entrance tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
  • Entry/Admission - Zhangbi Ancient Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple

What's not included

Provider Photos

  • Wang Family's Compound

  • Shuanglin Temple

  • The private van

  • Wang Family's Compound

  • Zhangbi Ancient Fortress

  • Shuanglin Temple

  • Wang Family's Compound

  • Shuanglin Temple

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