Pingyao ancient city in Shanxi is known as one of the “four best-preserved ancient cities”, and it is also one of the only two ancient cities in China that has successfully declared its entire ancient city as a world cultural heritage. Take this 2 Days Classic Pingyao Ancient City Tour to explore the highlight attractions including Jinci Memorial Temple, Qiao’s Family Compound, Pingyao Ancient City. Our driver and guide will wait for you at the Taiyuan airport/train station by holding a welcome sign with your name on it and transfer to Pingyao Ancient City. Feel the unique beauty of ancient city.
*Visit Qiao Family Courtyard to explore the history of the Qiaojia family and the development of Shanxi merchants culture in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
*Ramble in Pingyao Ancient Town. Measure the history with your eyes, and see the daylight fade until the lanterns light up
*With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
- Day 1: Pingyao ArrivalJinci Memorial Temple, Qiao’s Family Compound (Lunch)
AM: Our driver and guide will wait for you at the Taiyuan airport/train station by holding a welcome sign with your name on it and transfer to Pingyao Ancient City. On the way, we will take a break to visit Jinci Memorial Temple. The temple was originally built in the West Zhou Dynasty in memory of the 2nd son of King Wuwang whose who made contribute to local irrigation and conservancy system about 3000 year ago. Here visitors will also find the fascinating combination of the Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist culture from the buildings survived from ancient time.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Then we will continue to drive to visit the Qiao’s Family Compound, a typical folk house complex of northern China. That well preserved residential compound was originally built in the Qing Dynasty with an architectural area of 4175 m2.
- Day 2: Pingyao DeparturePingyao City Wall, Rishengchang Former Bank, Ming Qing Street, City God Temple (Breakfast+Lunch)
AM: Today we will do a full day tour in 2700 years old Pingyao ancient City. The first stop will be Pingyao City Wall. On the wall top you will have a bird’s eye view of the whole Pingyao City. Next we will move to the Rishengchang Former Bank where you will witness the rudiment of Chinese styled bank in ancient China.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon we will take a walk in the Street keeping the looking of the Ming and the Qing Dynasty which is called Ming Qing Street to feel the trading method of the Ming and the Qing Dynasty. Afterwards we will visit the Pingyao City God Temple. In the temple we will appreciate wonderful wood carvings, paintings and sculptures. Then end the visit and be escorted to airport /train station in Taiyuan for departing.
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
- All meals as noted in itinerary
- All private transfers as mentioned in itinerary
- Accommodation with breakfast
- Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
- One bottle of mineral water per day
- Hotel with breakfast
- Personal expense
- Gratuities (recommended)
Booking MethodStep 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours. Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking. Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us! Email: [email protected] Cellphone number: +86 18792910029 WhatsApp / Wechat ID: 008618792910029 Facebook: @xianholidaystravelagency
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Our Tour Guide
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Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.