2 Days Pingyao Tour

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Scenery Spots: Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Ming-qing Ancient Street, Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Temple of City God, Qiao Family Compound, Jinci Temple

Tour Code: PYT-1       Interested in this Pingyao Tour?

Day 1: Pingyao Arrival
Upon your arrival in Taiyuan, you will be met by the local guide and driver at the Taiyuan Airport or train station. Be driven to Piangyao ancient town and check in your hotel. Visit Qiao Family Compound, an ancient private residence of a famous commercial and financial capitalist.

Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao Ancient

Places to visit: Visit Qiao Family Compound, Jinci Temple
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: None

Pingyao ancient town is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the known world. It is still inhabited by 50,000 residents and is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Qiao Family Compound is located 30 kilometers northeast of the historic Pingyao city, China. Architects consider it to be one of the finest remaining examples of imposing private residences in northern China. It has been converted into a museum and has many period furnishings.

Jinci Temple is Shanxi's most famous temple complex. It is located 16 miles (25 km) southwest of Taiyuan at the foot of Xuanweng Mountain at the Jin Springs. It was founded about 1,400 years ago and expanded during the following centuries, resulting in a diverse collection of more than 100 sculptures, buildings, terraces, and bridges.

Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao Ancient Street

Day 2: Pingyao
Today we will arrange you visit Pingyao Ancient City Wall, Ming-qing Ancient Street, Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Temple of City God.

Places to visit: Ancient City Wall, Ming-qing Ancient Street, Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Temple of City God
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Pingyao Ancient City Wall: The circuit of walls built in the late 14th century measures 6 km in length, the precise dimension for a city of this grade according to Han prescriptions. There are six fortified gates and 72 massive bastions along its length. Since that time it has evolved steadily as a Han city during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It emerged as one of the leading commercial cities in northern China during the 16th century, and retained that status well into the present age.

Pingyao Ancient Town
Qiao Family Compound

Ming-qing Ancient Street: The Pingyao ancient town is made up of four main streets, eight narrow streets, and seventy two alleys. It takes on the eight diagrams design on the tortoise shell. The streets and alleys are interlaced in a perfect order and have distinctive primary and secondary.

The Rishengchang Exchange Shop is considered the first draft bank in China's history. It was founded in Qing Dynasty(1823). In the nineteenth century, at its peak, it controlled almost half of the Chinese economy and its branches were widespread throughout China's big urbans and capital, Beijing.

Day 3: Pingyao Departure
Free in the morning untill be driven to the airport or train station for your next destination. See off!

Tour Code: PYT-1       Interested in this Pingyao Tour?