4 Days Vibrant Pingyao International Photography Festival Tour

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Tour Code: HRC-SX03

Tour Description

It's most beneficial to come to Pingyao during Pingyao International Photography Festival. You'll not only happily wander about the time-honored Pingyao Ancient City but have fun watching various profiles of Pingyao in the wonderland built by the camera.

Appreciate photos in Pingyao International Photography Festival.

Experience simple vintage life in Pingyao Ancient City.

Visit elaborate ancient villa Wang Family Compound.

Day 1 Arrive in Pingyao - Mingqing Street- Rishengchang Shop- Ancient Government Office- Biaoju- Ancient City Wall (Lunch)
Today's Activities Just inform us which way you select to arrive in Pingyao, and we're ready to pick you up and transfer you to the local featured hotel from Pingyao Railway Station or Taiyuan Airport.

Touring Pingyao Ancient City is for sure an incredible experience. The saying "Nothing gold can stay" doesn't seem to go for what you see inside the city. The Ancient City Wall still holds its position, protecting people and buildings inside from metropolis lure. The most prosperous Mingqing Street has nearly one hundred tradionally furnished shops and local houses built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911) along both sides. The representative modern bank company of China, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, stands in sharp contrast with the feudal Ancient Government Office of Pingyao. The Ancient Security Guard Company (Biaoju in Chinese) used to escort transfortation of bulks of treasury out from Rishengchang with mainly cold weapons (!!)
 Mingqing Street  Ancient Security Guard Company Ancient City Wall          
Mingqing Street Ancient Security Guard Company Ancient City Wall          
Day 2 Free time for Pingyao International Photography Festival (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Pingyao International Photography Festival (PIP) has been among the most famous Photography festival ever since its first year 2011. The Festival is held during the latter half of September per year. It boasts as many as 12 photo exhibition areas. The majority of the buildings in the Pingyao Ancient City, like Ancient Government Office, are among photo exhibition areas. In addition, there are singing party, superior photography lecture, PowerPoint show.

After having breakfast in hotel, you'll leave the hotel for the Festival. The rest of the day is all your free time. you can appreciate these inspiring photos, attend photography lectures or shows around Pingyao Ancient City till the night falls.
 Pingyao International Photography Festival  Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao International Photography Festival          
Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao International Photography Festival          
Day 3 Free time for Pingyao International Photography Festival (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Go on appreciating Pingyao International Photography Festival today! Today is another day spent as you like. Have a deeper exploration in exhibition areas yesterday you missed or learning something useful in Superior photography lecture.
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Opening ceremony of PIP Pingyao International Photography Festival Pingyao International Photography Festival          
Day 4 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!
Shuanglin Temple Wang Family Compound Wang Family Compound          
Shuanglin Temple Wang Family Compound Stone-carved lock at Wang Family Compound          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 3 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 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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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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