2 Days Pingyao Highlight Tour

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Within the brief 2-day tour you'll fully understand why Pingyao is entitled to UNESCO world heritage. The all-vintage streets, elaborate compound of ancient commercial tycoons, temples boasting exquisite paintings and sculpture as well as the featured hotels will feast you to the utmost.

Have comfortable life in Pingyao Ancient City.

Look into art of sculpture in Shuanglin Temple.

Visit elaborate Qiao Family Compound.

Day 1 Arrive in Pingyao - Mingqing Street- Rishengchang Shop- Ancient Government Office- Biaoju- Ancient City Wall (Lunch)
Today's Activities Arrive in Pingyao Railway Station or reach Pingyao within 1 hour by private car that picks you up from Taiyuan Airport. Make yourself at home at the cozy lovely featured hotel in Pingyao, then begin your happy tour around Pingyao Ancient City.

The time-honor city Pingyao, to your surprise, collects building of feudal Ancient Government Office and street of capitalistic banking companies within its grant ancient city wall. You'll have your eyes wide open when entering Mingqing Street, Wall Street of China. The 750-meter-long street holds nearly one hundred traditionally furnished shops and local houses built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) along both sides. One of the well-known exchange shops on this street, Rishengchang, is your next stop. Though you can barely come up with what the shop looked like in its heydays, you can still find some secrets of its prudent managing system from the engraved tong twister near the counter. Crucial contents of drafts are interwined into it, with which Rishengchang never went wrong in business.

The flourishing business of exchange shops at Mingqing Street helped with foundation of armed guard of property security. You'll go visit Tongxinggong Security Guard Company, which was built in 1885 and iscurrently transformed into Security Guard Museum of China. Look into the harsh commandment of the staff and their varied weapons and tools, you can draw a picture of magnificent parade of property escort team on your mind.

The tour stretches out to the Ancient City Wall at last. The tan wall at dusk brings your thoughts back to centuries ago. You may even mistake yourself for an ancient hero who faced a totally foreign city wall and started to ponder over ways to get over the city.
Highlights
 Mingqing Street  Biaoju Ancient City Wall          
Mingqing Street Security Guard Company Ancient City Wall          
Day 2 Shuanglin Temple- Qiao Family Compound- Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Traditional Chinese art of architecture and sculpture can't wait to boast itself even it's situated on the outskirt of Pingyao. Qiao Family Compound and Shuanglin Temple at the outskirt are what Pingyao locals feel proud of. Distinguished architectural fashion of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) gets so fully displayed in the gigantic Qiao Family Compound that the complex was set as shotting place of Zhang Yimou's famous movie Raise the Red Lantern (1991). Inside Shuanglin Temple there are more than 2,000 painted Buddha sculptures waiting for your exploration. Each will be proved worthy of your 1-hour-long stay.

After that, your tour of Pingyao can draw a nice period. We'll see you off at Taiyuan Airport or Pingyao Railway Station in the afternoon. Wish you a thoroughly happy journey!
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Shuanglin Temple Qiao Family Compound Qiao Family Compound          
Shuanglin Temple Qiao Family Compound Qiao Family Compound          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 1 breakfast and 2 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Hotel: Accommodation in Pingyao Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Government taxes & Service charges Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Pingyao
Yunjincheng Folk Hotel
Yunjincheng Folk Hotel adorns itself up with all the featured ingredients of traditional Pingyao dwellings like red lanterns, folding screens with Chinese ink painting, rosewood furniture and sophisticated courtyard layout. Moreover, even the beddings in each room are of traditional tone. Hot water and tasty local dishes are all available to serve you too.
Pingyao Hongshanyi Hotel
If you spend a Chinese Spring Festival in Hongshanyi Hotel, you will have a lot of fun, taking part in the celebrating activities the hotel holds for you. You can either DIY some handicrafts like paper cut, writing spring festival couplets or watch outdoors the dazzling lantern show, firework.
Dejuyuan Guesthouse
Dejuyuan Guesthouse is situated at Mingqing Street. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:

Pingyao

Pingyao offers traditional northern China cuisine and specializes in various noodle dishes and pastries. Try Wantuo, that's a famous noodle dish. Also sink your teeth into Pingyao's beefy dishes. Pingyao doesn't have ritzy high-end restaurants; the food here is rustic and homey.

Pingyao Wantuo Pingyao Beef
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Comments

Hi Christine,

Thanks for your email. We are actually in huangshan right now! We go back to shanghai on Thursday and then return to Sydney next Monday. We have had a great time travelling in china and our trip to datong and pingyao was a highlight!

Your service and response to my queries has been impeccable so thank you for this. Once on the tour, our guides were both very knowledgeable and John from pingyao was clearly very passionate about his job, and a very enthusiastic guy.

Accommodation and drivers has also been fine.

Thanks again, and if we have any friends coming to china we will recommend you to them!

Customer: Mr. Yee

Destinations: Datong-Pingyao-Taiyuan

Related Tour Name: 4 Days 3 Nights Fabulous Datong and Pingyao Tour, 5 Days 4 Nights Amazing Pingyao Taiyuan Datong Tour

Dear Sara,

I had a great time, regarding comments the guides were all great, I would like to mention the guide in the Old City Pingyao his information complemented very well the visits.

I would write another mail with more details, however please take a look at the attached photo, by the way her father did not approve the petition. Cheers.

Customer: Mr. Rincones

Destinations: Xian-Pingyao-Shanghai

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