Day 2 Pingyao
Attractions: Pingyao City Wall, Rishengchang Former Bank, Ming Qing Street, City God Temple, Shuanglin Monastery (Breakfast+Lunch)
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. In the afternoon we will take a walk in the Street remains 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 appreciat wonderful wood carvings, paintings and sculptures. Today’s tour will end at Shuanglin Monastery, a Buddhist temple with more than 1000 year’s history. The highlights in the monastery are Chinese scholar treed planted in the Tang Dynasty, tablets carved in the Song Dynasty, Bell cast in the Ming Dynasty, and colorful sculptures and ancient buildings survived from feudal dynasties. At last we will go back to hotel.
City God Temple
Day 3 Pingyao
Attractions: Zhangbi Ancient Castle, Wang’s Family Compound (Breakfast+Lunch)
After hotel breakfast we will drive for about 1 hours to visit Zhangbi Ancient Castle which was built in the past warring years about 1380 years ago to protect local natives from war and robber. In the castle lots of interlaced underground tunnels were dibbled. You will be surprised by the architecture and engineering in ancient time. Later we will move to visit Wang’s Family Compound, the residence of Family Wang, the successful business family in the Ming and the Qing Dynasty. The whole family compound covers an area of 250000 m² and enjoys the fame of Forbidden City of folk residence. At last transfer to Taiyuan airport/train station for departing.
Wang’s Family Compound