2 Days Classic Pingyao Ancient City Tour
- Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Tickets entrance fee + Lunch + Hotel
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 the earliest imperial sacrifice garden existing today—Jinci Temple
Highlights of this tour:
*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)