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Pingyao Ancient City Full-Day Tour

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The English-speaking guide will pick you up from the lobby of hotel

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What You'll Do
  • Admire the barbican gates of the well-preserved city wall
  • Walk by the Rishengchang Exchange Shop, the first bank in China
  • Visit Shuanglin Temple, a Buddhist temple founded in the 6th century
Visit the Ancient City of Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day tour. You will be provided with a glimpse of life during the Ming and Qing dynasties that gave birth to this city as you admire the old buildings and the preserved city wall.
What to Expect
Spend a day exploring the ancient city of Pingyao, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the best preserved ancient cities in the known world.

Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel, and you will soon be on your way through the streets. You will admire the ancient city wall that was built with bricks and stones. Then approach the Rishengchang Bank, the first exchange bank of China, and marvel at the old government buildings.

As you walk through Pingyao, the courtyard houses, narrow streets, and small shops in the city provide a complete picture of China’s cultural and social lifestyle during that period of time.

In the afternoon, you will transfer to Shuanglin Temple. This Buddhist temple houses more than 2,000 terracotta figurines dating back to the Song and Yuan dynasties. These figurines are exquisitely vivid, earning the temple a reputation as "the Treasure House of Painted Sculptures." These sculptures were molded onto wooden skeletons, like flesh to bone, and even in a deteriorated form they appear life-like. They also demonstrate the artistic styles of painted sculptures of the Tang, Song, Jin, and Yuan Dynasties.
What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Admission ticket
  • Parking fee and toll fee
What's Not Included
  • Hotel accommodation

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