Pingyao is a small, well-preserved, "ancient city," which is famous for centuries-old architecture and China's first bank.
Visit the most famous cultural cities of China--Pingyao Ancient Town. Its concentration of China's famous historical sites, such as buildings, banks, attracts a set number of tourists from all over the world.
Welcome to Taiyuan, our guide will meet you at train station or Hotel. Afterwards, visit Jinci Park which is the earlist royal garden in ancient China with featured the traditional Chinese Culture!
Drive to Pingyao. Upon arrival, hotel check-in and have a rest.
In the afternoon, we will head to a famous Buddhist temple - Shuanglin Temple, which is one of the oldest existing wooden structures in China. In the evening is free at leisure for you to discover.
It takes 1hr and 2 mins ( 84.6 km ) from Jinci Park to Pingyao.
Drive out of the town to visit Wang Family Courtyard House, the castle-like grand residence of distinctive Shanxi architecture. Wang Family Courtyard House has a nickname — the Forbidden City in Folk. Different from the famous Qiao's Family Compound, the Wang family was an official family, which had a higher social status. The family's generations lasted for over 300 years and built the compound that is approximately 250,000 square meters in size, among which 45,000 square meters (one fifth) is open to tourists. There are 123 courtyards and 1,118 rooms. You will spend about two hours there.
Afterwards, you will back to Pingyao Ancient Town and visit some cultural sites, such as the Ancient City Wall, Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Ming and Qing Street. Rest of the day is yours to explore.
Say goodbye to Pingyao, base on your schedule, our driver will take you to the train station for the train to leave Pingyao.
It takes 20 mins ( 8.7 km ) from Pingyao Ancient Town to Pingyaogucheng Railway Station
Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
The 2nd class express train to Pingyao ( Pingyaogucheng Station ) listed in the itinerary
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.
Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.
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