Datong and Pingyao Tour

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Visiting: Datong & Pingyao   

• Visit Yungang Grottoes not only to view the elegant statues, but also to know more about Buddhism development in China

• Climb to Hanging Temple to admire the masterpiece of ancient workmanship and architecture Enjoy local culture and life style at Pingyao Ancient Town, one of the typical Chinese city recorded into World Heritage Lists

• Visit Qiao Family Compound to know more family management in China

Brief Introduction:

Day 1

Destinations: Arrive in Datong

Today's Activities:Upon arrival at Datong raiwaly station, you’ll be greeted & warmly welcomed by our professional English speaking tour guide. Transfer to the hotel which you booked before. Free at leisure in the afternoon.


Day 2

Destinations: Datong

Today's Activities:Today we will firstly drive to Yungang Grottoes.The three main sites in China that are famous for their stone sculpture are Dunhuang, Longmen and Yungang. Among these, the Yungang grottoes are considered first among equals, for their tremendous size, ancient history, and relatively complete state of preservation. Then we will proceed to Nine Dragon Screen. Built over 600 years ago, it is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China today. It is three times larger than that in Beihai Park, Beijing.

Meals: lunch

Day 3

Destinations: Datong to Taiyuan

Today's Activities:After breakfast you will drive to Hanging Temple. Since it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50 meters above the ground, it is called Hanging Temple. How could a building like this withstand the winds and storms of so many years? Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder. After lunch, you will drive to Yingxian Wooder Pagoda. The Wooden Pagoda is the oldest and highest wooden structure in China. It is regarded as the 'First Pagoda in the World' and a gem in the architectural field. It has now also been placed under national emphases under the Cultural Relics Protection Units. In the late afternoon, you will drive to Taiyuan.

Meals: lunch

Day 4

Destinations: Taiyuan to Pingyao

Today's Activities:This morning your guide will lead you to Jin Ancestral Temple.It is a combination of historical cultural relics and beautiful landscapes. The welcoming boughs of a multitude of ancient trees provide an eye-catching entrance to the temple. Beyond this, the numerous halls, cabinets, pavilions and bridges are guaranteed to keep any visitor enthralled. After lunch you will drive to Pingyao and visit Qiao Family's Compound on the way. Qiao Compound was first built in 1756 in the Qing Dynasty and renovated twice and enlarged once. When people first saw the compound, they were astonished to find that the complex was so large and magnificent; however, few knew that the value of the compound was less than one percent of the family's (fortune) asset.

Meals: lunch

Day 5

Destinations: Deaprt from Pingyao

Today's Activities:Today we will go to visit Ming and Qing Dynasty Street

After visitting our local guide will escort you to the railway station to your next destination.

Meals: lunch


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