3 Days Pingyao Relaxing Tour

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Stay away from on-the-go metropolis life and enjoy 3 days of thorough relaxing life in Pingyao Ancient City. Let the adorable Pingyao small town convince you that things good can stay gold.

Spend an idyllic vintage night in Pingyao Ancient City.

Tour landmarks of Pingyao like Ancient City Wall and Ancient Security Guard Company.

Explore full-of-painted-sculpture Shuanglin Temple and elaborate Wang Family Compound.

Day 1 Arrive in Pingyao - Free time
Today's Activities Feel free to choose either railway or airline to reach Pingyao. We'll meet you at Pingyao Railway Station or Taiyuan Airport. Afterwards, we'll move on to Pingyao Ancient City by private car and check in at a lovely local featured hotel. Spend the rest of the day in the most relaxed way around Pingyao Ancient City. You will surely have full of fun. Look, almost all the shops are decorated in old fashion and everything that bumps into your eyes is vintage. Red lanterns, red paper cuts, opera facial makeups are so Chinese accented; sidewalk restaurants sell traditional Pingyao diet and bars playing poetic Chinese ancient music.
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Day 2 Mingqing Street- Rishengchang Shop- Ancient Government Office- Biaoju- Ancient City Wall (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Pingyao Ancient City is an unbelievable melting pot. Buildings inside the Ancient City Wall, though taking on the same traditional looks, stand for sharply different contents. Exchange shops at Mingqing Street are to give you an active and ambitious Shanxi Commercial Group, which once dominated economy of modern China (1840-1949). Among them is the famous Rishengchang Exchange Shop that you must visit. Astonishingly, These capitalistic banking companies lives in peace with feudal Government Office of Pingyao. Moreover, these companies have the Ancient Security Guard Company (Biaoju in Chinese) as their property supercargo. You'll find yourself amazed by such a relation and way of living together with varied minds in Pingyao!

Later you're spending a traditional China's night you can't experience elsewhere in many bustling metropolises of China. Pingyao people cherish every old handicraft and present them to attract visitors. If you're lucky, you would watch a night watch stroll past you sounding night watches!
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 Mingqing Street  Biaoju Ancient City Wall          
Mingqing Street Treasury Stock in Biaoju Ancient City Wall          
Day 3 Shuanglin Temple - Wang Family Compound - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today let's stretch the exploration of Pingyao to the outskirt. Drive about 15 minutes and you have Shuanglin Temple, the treasure house of Oriental Painted Sculptures. More than 2,000 exquisite Buddha sculptures will glue your eyes. After touring the temple for 30 minutes (maxinum 1 h), you would head for Wang Family Compound. The residential complex, five times as large as the more famous Qiao Family Compound, is a sea of Qing Dynasty architectural art. It's surely worthwhile your 2-hour visit. After that, your tour of Pingyao can draw a perfect period. We'll see you off at Taiyuan Airport or Pingyao Railway Station in the afternoon. Wish you a good journey back!
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Shuanglin Temple Wood carving at Wang Family Compound Wang Family Compound          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 2 breakfasts 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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