Datong, Pingyao, Taiyuan 4 Days Tour

Tour Code: CTA-Datong-Pingyao-Taiyuan-01

Duration: 4 Days

Visit: Datong,PingYao,Taiyuan

Note: Capture the essence of Datong by visiting its most highlighted historical and cultural sites. Also tour to Pingyao to enjoy the charming Pingyao Ancient City and explore at Qiao's Family Compound.

Starting From: $ 338 P/P

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Capture the essence of Datong by visiting its most highlighted historical and cultural sites. Also tour to Pingyao to enjoy the charming Pingyao Ancient City and explore at Qiao's Family Compound. 

  • Yungang Grottoes
  • Huayan Temple
  • Ancient City of Pingyao
 
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  • Itinerary
  • Price Details
  • Inclusions & exclusion
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  • Day

    01

    Arrive in Datong

    Arrive in Datong

    Attraction & Activities:

    Upon arrival at Datong, meet and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city on your own.

    Meals:

    No meal

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Howard Johnson Plaza Deluxe ★★★★Datong Hotel

    Our guide will meet you at the airport or the railway station and then transfer you to the hotel for check in. Have a good rest.

  • Day

    02

    Datong

    Datong

    Attraction & Activities:

    Huayan Temple,Yungang Grottoes,Nine Dragon Screen Wall

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Howard Johnson Plaza Luxury ★★★★★Datong Hotel

    Today your exploration will begin with a visit to Yungang GrottoesYungang Grottoes are one of China's Great Grottoes which were built 1,500 years ago. There are 45 caves open for visit with thousands of Buddha statues seated. These delicately carved Buddha statues are of different sizes, different expressions and postures. These lively statues with rich and impressive expressions are truthful reflections of the life in the ancient North Wei Dynasty. When you are enjoying these art works of stone carving, you would also be impressed by the profession and wisdom of the ancient people who made these statuses.

    Then we will move to visit Huayan Temple. The Huayan Temple is the largest and most perfectly preserved temple of the Liao (916-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties in China. The temple is consisted of two parts, the upper temple and the lower temple. You will see the compact layout and the splendid construction in the upper temple, and appreciate treasures of painted carvings and wooden sculptures of the Liao Dynasty and other relics in the lower temple.

    Next our trip will be extended to Nine Dragon Wall. Datong Nine Dragon Wall is built in 1392 during the reign of Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty and is the largest and the oldest Nine Dragon Wall in China. With reliefs of nine dragons of different vivid postures and colors, the Nine Dragon Wall in Datong provides unique aesthetic artifacts of the Chinese imperial culture to appreciate.

    Afterwards, our guide will bring you back to the hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    03

    Datong to Pingyao

    Datong to Pingyao

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hanging Temple

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Pingyao Hotel (5*zone) Deluxe ★★★★Pingyao Hotel (4*zone)

    After breakfast, our guide will transfer you Pingyao. During the trip, we will stop to visit the miracle Hanging Temple. The Hanging Temple, as the name suggests, is a temple hanging somewhere not built on the ground. Constructed according to the natural layout of the cliff on the basis of mechanics, this temple is actually supported by crossbeams which are fitted into the cliff. With a complex of three religious halls and 40 rooms, this temple is linked by mid-walkways from the left to the right. There are clay sculptures, stone carvings, copper and iron statues characterized by Taoism, Buddhism and Confucius. The odd structure, crafty design, bold construction, artistic value, and the combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucius have made the Hanging Temple an architectural wonder and hot attraction.

    Then our guide will continue driving you to Pingyao. When arrived at Pingyao, our guide will bring you to the hotel and help you check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day.
  • Day

    04

    Depart from Pingyao

    Depart from Pingyao

    Attraction & Activities:

    Ancient City of Pingyao,Rishengchang Exchange House,Mingqing Street,Qiao's Family Compound

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast,Chinese Lunch

    Today your sightseeing at Pingyao will begin with a visit to Pingyao Anicent City. Pingyao Ancient City is one of the four best-preserved ancient cities in China. It is situated in Pingyao County in the center of Shanxi Province. This ancient city has a history more than 2,700 years has remained the intact appearance Ming and Qing Dynasty and is quite an outstanding example that displays the economy, culture, society and religion of the ancient Ming and Dynasty. Inside the Pingyao Ancient City, you will visit the magnificent Ancient City Wall to get beautiful views of the whole ancient city.

    Rishengchang Exchange House will be scheduled for the next attraction to see. Richangsheng Exchange House was firstly opened during the Ming and Qing Dynasty to provide banking business for Shanxi merchants. It is the first money exchange house in China and is considered as the founder of modern banks. As a production of the prosperous culture of Shanxi merchants, the architecture of Richangsheng is an outstanding representative of local Shanxi culture. It is a combination of architectural art and function that applies the traditional style of local folk houses and also the features of local business shops. You will trace the past prosperity and glorious history from the house.

    Next you will have a free exploration at Mingqing Street. The Mingqing Street located in the Ancient Pingyao City was the commercial center of Pingyao during Ming and Qing dynasties. With a length of 750 meters, this well-preserved ancient street is lined with traditional folk houses and shops built during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Along the street, you will experience the prosperous atmosphere of the history, and appreciate the ancient style and features of the residences. At the same time, you will find unique and special antiques and souvenirs in shops along the street. The local delicious food provided there is also something should not be missed out.

    Qiao's Family Compound will be scheduled for the last attraction to see. Qiao’s Family Compound is a large complex of private residences situated in Qi County of Shanxi Province. It was firstly built during the Qing Dynasty. With a construction area of 4,175 square meters, this magnificent compound comprises of 6 main courtyards, 20 smaller courtyards and 313 rooms. Distinguished for its characterized North China folk houses, now the Qiao’s Family Compound is converted into an architectural museum where you will appreciate the intricate layout and crafty design. The high artistic craftsmanship in the wood carvings, brick carvings, murals, tablets and furnishings fully show the essence of the compound.

    Afterwards, our guide will transfer you back to Datong and drop you at your hotel.

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Sept. 26, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018 Low Season
1 Person$ 954$ 866-- / - / -
2 Persons$ 562$ 536-- / - / -
3-5 Persons$ 433$ 408-- / - / -
6-9 Persons$ 379$ 338-- / - / -
Sept. 26, 2017 - Dec. 31, 2018 High Season
1 Person$ 983$ 895-- / - / -
2 Persons$ 591$ 565-- / - / -
3-5 Persons$ 462$ 437-- / - / -
6-9 Persons$ 408$ 367-- / - / -
Remarks

* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).
* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.
*Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
* You will enjoy more discount if there is more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Airfare: Domestic airfare with taxes
  • Guide: English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)