2 Days Pingyao Exploration TourPingyao 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 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|
Place & Transport:Arrive in Pingyao, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Pingyao), Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family Courtyard.
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.
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
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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Hi Cathy: I have been traveled many country in the world but I have never seen a guide like Jack.He was humor,he is fantastic,he love his job with all his heart.The trip exceeded our expectations.The local food was plentiful and very tasty and we feel with a full stomach on each day.The car was clean and comfortable.Our driver Mr.Liu,he was very efficiency and punctual to pick up on each stop with ... more
United States | 2013-11-14