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Pingyao Culture Discovery Tour

2 Days Pingyao Exploration Tour

Pingyao is one of Shanxi's most famous spots for it is an outstanding example of ancient Ming and Qing Dynasty city.  Despite the passage of time, this ancient Chinese city has survived intact as it was 600 years ago.  Pingyao is the only well preserved Ming and Qing Dynasty city in China.So it is a "must see" for those who are really interested in Chinese history. So this Pingyao Tour offers you a good chance to experience the life of local people as well as get a general idea of what ancient China is like.
Tour Code:PY-01
Departure Date:You Choose
Days:2 Days
Reasons of Choosing this Pingyao Tour
  • During this Pingyao Tour,you will visit Jinci Temple, Qiao Family Compound,Pingyao Ancient Town.
  • This China culture tour will take you to enjoy yourself on Ancient City Wall, The Rishengchang Draft Bank,Mingqing Street.
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Pingyao, Flight not included Airport Transfer (Pingyao), Jinci Temple, Qiao Family Compound L
Day 2 Depart Pingyao, Flight not included Pingyao Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall,Rishengchang Draft Bank, Mingqing Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Pingyao) B,L

Itinerary of this Pingyao Tour

Day 1

Place & Transport:Arrive in Pingyao, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Pingyao), Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family Courtyard.
Meals:Chinese Lunch

guided tour of china: Jinci Temple Jinci Temple
guided tour of china:Qiao Family Compound Qiao Family Compound

Jinci Temple : Jinci Temple lies at the foothill of Xuanweng Mountain. It was initially built during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-535), and is famous for its magnificent building complex and excellent art of statue. It integrates ancient consecration buildings, landscape garden, sculptures, carvings, fresco and stele.
Qiao Family Compound:It is not exaggerated that you will be go deeply into the once most prosperous merchant family by visiting Qiao Courtyard on your way to Pingyao Ancient Town. It was the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence even beyond Shanxi, as they were in the trade sector, a nationwide business.

Day 2

Place & Transport:Depart Pingyao, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Pingyao Ancient Town, Ancient City Wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank,Mingqing Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Pingyao)
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

guided tour of china:Pingyao Ancient Town Pingyao Ancient Town
guided tour of china: Pingyao Ancient City Wall Pingyao Ancient City Wall
guided tour of china:Rishengchang Draft Bank Rishengchang Draft Bank
Pingyao Culture Discovery Tour:Mingqing Street Mingqing Street

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.

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $ $ $356 -
2-5 persons $ $ $237 $32/
6-9 persons $ $ $178 $32/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $ $ $356 -
2-5 persons $ $ $237 $26/
6-9 persons $ $ $178 $26/

Hotels Arranged in this Pingyao Tour

City Superior Deluxe Economy
Pingyao / / Dejuyuan Inn (or same class)
Booking Notes:
1.Price are for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions of this Pingyao Tour

Price Inclusions:
  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Between airports and hotels Luggage Transfers
  • Arrangements
Price Exclusion:
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
Remark for this Pingyao Tour
Wear casually with comfortable sport shoes and pay attention to the weather.

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