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Pingyao Old City One-Day Tour

Pingyao Old City One-Day Tour - Taiyuan, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Taiyuan, China

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$118.00

Explore Pingyao, famed for its well-preserved ancient walls, on this 8-hour tour. Your local guide will lead you to ancient temples and government buildings as well as what was the main commercial street of the city.

Your local guide will meet you at your Pingyao hotel at approximately 9am to begin your day-tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site ... More info ›

Explore Pingyao, famed for its well-preserved ancient walls, on this 8-hour tour. Your local guide will lead you to ancient temples and government buildings as well as what was the main commercial street of the city.

Your local guide will meet you at your Pingyao hotel at approximately 9am to begin your day-tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famed for its well-preserved ancient walls, Pingyao’s old town is on many lists of the best walled cities in the world.

Visit Rishenchange, the earliest draft bank in China. Established in 1823 during the early Qing Dynasty, it was the cornerstone of modern Chinese banking. Explore the City Wall, one of the best-preserved ancient walls, and the ancient government building, which functioned, once upon a time, as a government office and a court for civil disputes. It contains an executive office, a tax office, a trial hall and even a prison.

Next, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, visit the Armed Escort Company Museum on the original site of the security firm in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It features the history of the armed escorts and the largest ten escort companies in China and the lives of the ten most famous armed escorts in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Visit two temples, the Confucius Temple and the City God Temple. Lastly, explore Ming and Qing Street, which was the main commercial street in Pingyao. It is one of China’s cultural and historical landmarks, where both locals and tourists come to discover the antique charm of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights

3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights - Taiyuan, China

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Taiyuan, China

From USD
$50.00

Spend a 3-hour private walking tour with your friendly guide to explore Pingyao's ancient city highlights, such as Rishengchang (the very first bank of China in the history), Old Ming Dynasty Wall, Ming Qing street and some back streets in the residential area. In addition, visit The City God Temple and Old Confucius Temple ... More info ›

Spend a 3-hour private walking tour with your friendly guide to explore Pingyao's ancient city highlights, such as Rishengchang (the very first bank of China in the history), Old Ming Dynasty Wall, Ming Qing street and some back streets in the residential area. In addition, visit The City God Temple and Old Confucius Temple. This tour is an ideal choice for people who want to understand the history of building, museum and architectures in town. 

Your friendly private guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at 08:30am to start your interesting walking tour.

First, visit Rishengchang, and you will find out why they built up the city wall and how they found the first bank of China in Pingyao. Go up to the city wall, and have a walk on it where you can overlook the different local courtyards.

Continue your tour to Confucius Temple, where you can learn the great philosopher’s wise from 2500 years ago as well as to enjoy the peace of the temple. The ring the bronze bell fresh you up. Your guide will explain to you how a wood building stands nearly 840 years so well.

Jump over the dragon gate to get good luck. Keep going to see paper cutting artwork by a 50 years old artist as well as to visit the City God Temple. The roof top of the temple is covered by the colorful glazed tiles under the permission of first emperor in Ming Dynasty.

From this tour, you will discover why Pingyao was the financial center in Qing Dynasty, and what made the old city was preserved so well.

 

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Private Day Tour: Pingyao Ancient City and Traditional Art of Paper Cutting Class

Private Day Tour: Pingyao Ancient City and Traditional Art of Paper Cutting Class - Taiyuan, China

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Taiyuan, China

From USD
$64.00

Discover the perfectly preserved city of Pingyao with this private walking tour including the highlights of the city explained by a friendly and professional guide, and a traditional paper-cutting class to complete a wonderful China-culture experience.

Meet your guide at the North Gate of Pingyao Ancient City’s Wall (北口 in Chinese). Your guide will be waiting for you at the ticket office to start this private walking tour of the city ... More info ›

Discover the perfectly preserved city of Pingyao with this private walking tour including the highlights of the city explained by a friendly and professional guide, and a traditional paper-cutting class to complete a wonderful China-culture experience.

Meet your guide at the North Gate of Pingyao Ancient City’s Wall (北口 in Chinese). Your guide will be waiting for you at the ticket office to start this private walking tour of the city. The ancient Town of Pingyao is a well-preserved historic town built during the Western Zhou Dynasty (B.C.1100-771B.C.) that has remained with almost the same appearance as it had during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. 

During this tour of Pingyao, your guide will show you some of the most interesting highlights of the city, including the City Wall, the Ming-Qing street, the Rishengchang Exchange Shop and the Ancient Government Office. Your guide’s schedule is pretty flexible so you can visit the different attractions in the order you want. 

First you will visit the Ancient City Wall, one of the most impressive in China, to see the roofs and locate the buildings from the distance with the help of your guide. Then you will walk towards the Ming-Qing street, which has been the busiest commercial block of the city for hundreds of years. This street gathers around 80 antique stores, including exchange shops, pawnshops, security guard companies, and other handicraft workshops. 

Then you will enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch in a local restaurant before heading to the Chinese paper-cutting class, a unique and old art in China. A professional handicraftsman will teach you how to use scissors to cut pictures patterns in paper, which are later pasted on the walls, windows, or lanterns to express the feelings of joy and the perceptions in life. 

After this activity, you will continue your tour in Pingyao visiting the 200-year-old Rishengchang Exchange Shop, that was the first 'bank' in China's history. Finally, you will explore the Ancient Government Office, that was the solemn law court and prison, where you will see some prisoners' uniforms and rusty ancient torture equipment. 

Around 4:00 pm, the tour will finish, and you can continue exploring the city on your own.

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Private Tour: Wang Family Mansion and Shuanglin Temple Day Trip from Pingyao

Private Tour: Wang Family Mansion and Shuanglin Temple Day Trip from Pingyao - Taiyuan, China
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Taiyuan, China

From USD
$180.00

Visit the masterpiece of residential architecture – Wang Family Mansion and see precious and colorful ancient sculptures and frescoes at Shuanglin Temple in this Pingyao day tour. You will be escorted by English-speaking tour guide, a personal car and driver.

At 9:00 am, you will be greeted by your private tour guide at your hotel in Pingyao start the day.

Also known as "Double Forest Temple", Shuanglin Temple is located about a 20-minute drive from Pingyao Old Town ... More info ›

Visit the masterpiece of residential architecture – Wang Family Mansion and see precious and colorful ancient sculptures and frescoes at Shuanglin Temple in this Pingyao day tour. You will be escorted by English-speaking tour guide, a personal car and driver.

At 9:00 am, you will be greeted by your private tour guide at your hotel in Pingyao start the day.

Also known as "Double Forest Temple", Shuanglin Temple is located about a 20-minute drive from Pingyao Old Town. Shuanglin Temple was built about 1,500 years ago and renowned for its ancient locust trees, steles, frescoes, and particularly over 2,000 vivid and well preserved color-painted mud sculptures.

After a Chinese lunch, drive about one hour to visit Wang Family Mansion. This huge magnificent courtyard complex occupies a higher ground overlooking a broad landscape. It boasts 123 courtyards and 1,118 rooms which entails all the major architectural features of north China peasant homes. It's buildings and decorations reflect strict social hierarchy of the time, and all of the carvings and statues have lots of meanings and stories behind them.

After the tour, return to your hotel in Pingyao at about 16:00pm.

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Pingyao Day Tour of Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle

Pingyao Day Tour of Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle  - Taiyuan, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Taiyuan, China

From USD
$180.00

Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle are two attractions we highly recommended when you visit Pingyao Old Town area. These two sites are full of unique highlights and features of their own despite no easy access by public transportation ... More info ›

Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle are two attractions we highly recommended when you visit Pingyao Old Town area. These two sites are full of unique highlights and features of their own despite no easy access by public transportation. You will surely get more out of your valuable time with an English-speaking tour guide, a private car and driver for a hassle-free and organized tour than simply visiting them on your own.

At 9:00 am, your tour guide, personal car, and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Pingyao Old Town for an one-and-a-half hour drive to Wang Family Mansion and Zhangbi Ancient Castle.

Wang Family Mansion is nicknamed ‘the Forbidden City of the Peasant Residences’. Its construction took nearly over 300 years by the efforts of several generations of the Wang family. You can imagine how large and prosperous the Wang Family was in its prime. Its architecture and decorations reflected the sense of strict social hierarchy in ancient time. Those intricate carvings and statues all have special meanings and stories behind them.

Zhangbi Ancient Castle is nestled inside of a small village. It is unique for its ingeniously designed underground tunnels spreading into three complex and connected layers. It was built according to ancient Chinese astrology, and its purpose was mainly to hoard up weapons and some armed force as well. You will be greeted by a magnificent view of mountains when you step out of the castle.

After the tour, you will be transfer back to Pingyao Old Town at around 17:00pm.

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Private Tour: Full-Day Pingyao Old Town Tour

Private Tour: Full-Day Pingyao Old Town Tour - Taiyuan, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Taiyuan, China

From USD
$128.00

Explore the best preserved ancient town in China which is awarded World Heritage Site the UNESCO. The town has a history of 2,700 years ... More info ›

Explore the best preserved ancient town in China which is awarded World Heritage Site the UNESCO. The town has a history of 2,700 years. Enclosed within the ancient city wall, the town hosts many ancient buildings and peasant homes. You will learn all the history and stories of this town from your expert tour guide.

At 9:00 am, you will be greeted by your private tour guide at your hotel and start the day.

Strolling around the old town, you will visit major attractions including Xianya (town hall), Rishengchang Draft Bank, Armed Escort Company Museum, and the Ancient City Wall.

Xianya is the largest and best preserved of its kind in China. There you will learn how government officials work and live in ancient time and also see the ancient penitentiary and instruments of punishment. Rishengchang Draft Bank is the first bank in China and best presents the culture of commerce and merchants in ancient Shanxi .

The architecture of town buildings shows a lot of history and its development. You could still see daily lives of local residents alongside the streets filled with souvenirs, handicrafts, and snacks shops, and even watch shop owners making traditional handicrafts.

After the tour, return to your hotel at around 05:00pm.

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