2 Days Pingyao City TourPingyao Tour offers you a chance to witness a real old China. Pingyao, with 4,000 Ming - and Qing-dynasty residence, is the best-preserved ancient walled city in the whole China.Pingyao is listed as the world heritage,which boasts the best examples of Ming & Qing living conditions in China. So Pingyao is really a wonderful spot for those who are really interested in Chinese history.
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Arrive in Pingyao, Flight not included||Airport Transfer (Pingyao), Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family Courtyard||L|
|Day 2||Depart Pingyao, Flight not included||Pingyao Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall, The Rishengchang Draft Bank,Mingqing Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Pingyao)||B,L|
Place & Transport:Arrive in Pingyao, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Pingyao), Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family Courtyard.
Shuanglin Temple:To 7 km southwest out of the town, there’s Shuanglin Temple. This Buddhist temple houses more than 2,000 terracotta figurines dating back to the Song and Yuan dynasties. These figurines are exquisitely vivid, earning the temple a reputation of ‘the Treasure House of Painted Sculptures’. These sculptures were molded onto wooden skeletons, like flesh to bone, and even in a deteriorated form, appear life like.
Wang Family Courtyard:Wang Courtyard was the private residence of Wang Lan and is four times larger than Qiao Courtyard, with 54 courtyards and 1,052 rooms. The Wang Courtyard took more than half a century to build and is located on a hilly area. This rambling complex was home to the first Wang family in 1312.
Place & Transport:Depart Pingyao, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Pingyao Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall, The Rishengchang Draft Bank,Mingqing Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Pingyao)
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Pingyao Ancient Town:The ancient city of Pingyao had been emerged gradually along with the city wall during the Zhou Dynasty 11th century -256 BC. It is the only ancient city in China completely reserved as it was hundreds of years ago without any modern architecture, but only the narrow street flanking with Chinese shops in old style and the road plated with the original stone.
Pingyao Ancient City Wall:Ancient City Wall is one of "Three Treasures" of Pingyao, the other two being Zhenguo Temple and Shuanglin Temple. This city wall enjoys the longest history compared with the others across China and remains almost intact. The walls measure about 12 meters high, with a perimeter of 6,000 meters. A 4-meter wide, 4-meter deep moat can be found just outside the walls.
Rishengchang Draft Bank:Of many banks in Pingyao, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, the first bank which was established in 1643, is the most famous. Now converted into a museum, the head office was as the same as it was in the Qing dynasty. There are 21 buildings surrounding three courtyards. On either side of the front yard are the counters. Main banking activities were carried out in the middle courtyard house, which functioned as an exchange center as nowadays.
Mingqing Street:Ming Qing Street has undergone major restoration and its attractions now include hotels offering traditional brick-oven beds, restaurants serving Pingyao famous beef and shops hawking an astonishing array of art wares such as antiques, furniture, ancient coins, Chinese paintings, jade ware, lacquer ware and traditional folk clothing.
|Nov.1 - Mar.31||Superior||Deluxe||Economy||Single Room Supplement *|
|Apr.1 - Oct.31||Superior||Deluxe||Economy||Single Room Supplement *|
|Pingyao||/||/||Dejuyuan Inn (or same class)|
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Greetings from Finland We are very satisfied with our two week journey in China. Everything went well. There were always very kind Chinese people who wanted to help us , and I think many Chinese can speak in English. The best way start our journey was Yangtze cruise the first days! We were also lucky with the weather, so the scieneries were excellent. Yangzte River Cruise was very good and well ru ... more
Finland | 2013-03-30