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A: Wang Family Courtyard and Shuanglin Temple Pingyao Day Trips
Tour Code: DT-01
Available:Daily
Starts/ends: On your request

Itinerary:
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 08:30am.Then drive to Wang family courtyard. It will spend 50 minutes on the way .We will spend 1.5 hours to see, then 50 minutes drive to Shuangling temple. We will spend 1 hour to visit the temple.Then 20 minutes back to Pingyao or drop off you at the Pingyaogucheng station.The whole tour will need about 6hours.

-Wang family courtyard
It is a luxurious residence built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family, one of the Four Families of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Shanxi Province.The compound occupies a total area of 150,000 square meters (about 179,399 square yards), of which 45,000 square meters (about 53,820 square yards) has been declares as a provincial protective cultural relic.

-Shuanglin Temple
It houses more than 2,000 colorful sculptures reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. In 1997, it was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO as an important cultural site of Ping Yao City in 1997.

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B: Wang Family Courtyard and Zhangbi Underground Castle Pingyao Day Trips
Tour Code: DT-02
Available: Daily
Starts/ends: On your request

Itinerary:
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 08:30am.then drive to Wang family courtyard. It will spend 50 minutes on the way. We will spend 1.5 hours to see, then 40 minutes to Zhangbi underground castle. We will spend 1.5 hour to visit. Then 40 minutes back to Pingyao or drop off you at Pingyaogucheng Station.The whole tour will need about 6hours.

-Wang family courtyard
It is a luxurious residence built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family, one of the Four Families of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in Shanxi Province.The compound occupies a total area of 150,000 square meters (about 179,399 square yards), of which 45,000 square meters (about 53,820 square yards) has been declares as a provincial protective cultural relic.

-Zhangbi underground castle
The Zhangbi Fortress encompassing the ancient town of Zhangbi Cun is an amazing feat of architecture and engineering. This lesser known historical attraction has many kilometers of tunnels in three layers under the town which were designed and built as a military defense position. The fortress has thick ground walls surrounding the town and high walls along both sides of the main street. This would allow residents to close gates in the high walls allowing intruders to access only the main street between the gates.

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C: Mianshan (Mountain Mian) Pingyao Day Trips
Tour Code: DT-03
Available: Daily
Starts/ends: On your request

Itnerary :
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at 08:30.then drive 40 minutes to Mianshan. We can see the mountain in the car if no fog. Because of it is quite high and continuous.Upon arrive in Mianshan, first we are going to buy the ticket(110yuan/each) for the sights in mountain, then take the Mianshan Green Bus(50yuan/each only coming in peak season).First stop will be The Dragon Head Temple. Climbing to the up by the very narrow stone step, you will find this is very good place to see the plain on the foot of the Mianshan.

This only the warm up. Walk down from the dragon head temple, we will take the green bus again to the next stop. Daluo Palace(which is biggest Taoist building in China. It is so magnificent after restored).

After this. We will take the bus again to visit the Sky Bridge, also named Heavenly Bridge. You could not imaging what feeling when you climb up and stand on the narrow and high bridge.

Then we will take the bus to visit the Temple group named Yunfeng Temple, The biggest Buddha temple in the Mountain and the Z shape bridge on the cliff.
The mountain contains so many sights, you also can tell us what sights you would like to visit .

Tour end. Then drive back to Pingyao or drop off you at Pingyaogucheng Station. The whole tour will need about 7 hours.
Notice:
1. you have to wear your hiking shoes, because of the some temples were built on the cliff ,a lot of mountain road and steps.
2.You also need to take some snacks for the lunch, Mineral water. Other way, if we are missing the lunch time, we only have instant noodle to eat.

 
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D: Lijiashan Pingyao Day Trips
Tour Code: DT-04
Available:Daily
Starts/ends: On your request

Itinerary:
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel , it will spend 3.5hours to Lijiashan. We will visit about 2 hours in there,then drive back .this will be the whole day tour.Please preparing the mineral water and snacks on your own. Because of we can not find good restaurant to eat.

-Lijiashan
It is famous for the cave dwelling,and it is near the yellow river and the Qikou Ancient Town. The mountain looks like the phoenix and the caves were just built on the wings of the phoenix. There were four big families staying there. Now only the local farmers. There are some mill stone, empty cave, and the courtyard which are left.


 
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E: Qiao family courtyard and Zhenguo temple Pingyao Day Trips
Tour Code: DT-05
Available:Daily
Starts/ends: On your request

Itinerary:
Our guide will meet you at your hotel at 08:00am.Then drive to visit the Zhenguo Tempe.30minutes driving from the downtown. We will spend 40 minutes to visit .then drive 1 hour to Qiao family courtyard.2 hours to visit,and We will drive 1 hours back to Pingyao.

-zhenguo temple
Zhenguo Temple is famous for its building technique and the color-painted sculptures of the Five Dynasties. In terms of its building technique, the most representational is the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Hall, which is one of the three oldest timberworks in mainland China. In order to protect the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Hall from degradation under the eaves, a certain kind of large eave that is far longer and wider than the room itself was adopted when it was built. 'Dougong', a kind building technique, was applied to support the large eave.
Inside the temple there are eleven sculptures that belong to the Five Dynasties. These painted sculptures are valuable in terms of archaeology. The main sculpture is a sitting sculpture of Sakyamuni (founder of Buddhism) in the middle. On its sides are the sculptures of his apprentices along with other gods. All of these sculptures have different facial expressions and shapes. Though these sculptures have been renovated several times, the distinguished features of color-paint in the Five Dynasties are obvious.

-Qiao Family Courtyard
The compound was first built in 1756 in the Qing Dynasty. It occupies an area of 8,274 square meters (about two acres) with a construction area of 3,870 square meters (about one acre). It consists of six main courtyards, twenty smaller courtyards and 313 rooms. The family built the complex like a castle for safety considerations, from the bird view,it looks like the Double Happiness.But now there are three more courtyards were renovated and opend for tourist.One is the Opera yard and the two others are the older yard of the Qiao family courtyard.You can not miss anyone.


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F: Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple Datong Pingyao Day Trips

Tour Code: DT-06
Duration:1 day
Starts/ends: On your request


Itinerary :

Your private english speaking guide and driver will meet you at Datong airprot or you hotel lobby or the datong railway station in the morning. Then drive you to the hanging temple (1.5 hours driving),you are going to spend about 1 hours to visit this temple and climb up to the temple then 2 hours drive to the Yungang Grottoes.

Hanging Temple:
Built in 1500 years ago, It looks like that is growing from the cliff about 50 meter height, How do you think you are standing on the stairs of the temple, it is value to pay 130yuan to climb up and enjoy the feeling of the height, you also can see the statues of the Buddhist(Sakyamuni), Taoist(Laozi) and Confucius(Kongzi) in the highest room.See this temple from the far away, until you climb up, you would say this is amazing temple.

After lunch.Continue to visit the Yungang Grottoes, You will have 2 hours to see these grottoes.

Yungang Grottoes:
Oldest grottoes are carved in 1500years ago too, still have about 51,000 statues. Last about 1km from east to west, Recommend you to see the cave 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 to 20. Going to have a talking with the giant statues, all of the giant one represent the one of the emperor in the Northern Wei Dynasty.And the take the picture of you with the statue of Cave 20.

After finish the visiting,they will drop off you at your hotel in Datong.

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G:Shanxi Museum and Jinci Temple Taiyuan Pingyao Day Trips
Tour Code: DT-07
Duration:1 day

Starts/ends:On your request
Itinerary :
Your private english speaking guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00AM,then drive you to visit the Shanxi Museum(It is closed on Monday, we will show you the Chongshan Buddhist Temple in Taiyuan)
--Shanxi Museum
It is the biggest general museum in Shanxi Province, if you only have 2 hours to visit in Taiyuan. This is the best choice for you. The history can be back to 5,000 years ago. You can find the Ancient Bronze, history of Shanxi, Ancient jade, history of the Ming and Qing Dynasty, ancient money and jade, and a lot of porcelain etc. And there is very nice gift store for the copy of some things in the case of the museum.We need about 2 hours to see the main thing here

Have a delicious lunch in the local restaurant After lunch

Drive to visit the Jinci Temple,30 minutes driving from the Shanxi Museum.Jinci Temple has a long history, which can be traced back to the Western Zhou Dynasty,but no building are left from that time.The oldest thing is the cypress tree,about 3,000 years old.Second old buling that is saint mother hall(Shengmu Dian) which is built in Song dynasty about 1000 years old and the 43 sculptures from the song dynasty too.All of them are lifelike, they are showing us about the queen’s life in song dynasty.You can not miss it while you visit this temple.Third one about the whole temple, there are a lot of well,spring and bridge etc.It is good place to take the deep breathe and enjoy the fresh air in the summer and autumn.

After finish the visiting, we will drive you back to the hotel or Taiyuan Airport or Taiyuan South Station or your next destination which you can tell us when you consulting the tour with us .We will let you know how much extra you will pay.