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4 Days Ancient Pingyao & Xian Tour

Comparison between Royal Capital and Civilian Ancient City

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Experiencing the charm of Chinese history and culture from the ancient Pingyao city to the ancient capital Xian will all essentials.

Highlights of this tour

  • Get close to the heartbeat of Chinese ancient heart to see the Eighth Wonder in the World - Terracotta Warriors;
  • Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere in Pingyao Ancient City;
  • Witness splendid achievements created by the ancient Chinese people.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Pingyao / Xian
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-PXST-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Pingyao Arrival

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According to your schedule, our local guide will met you at the airport or railway station in Taiyuan city and take you to Pingyao Ancient City.

On the way to Pingyao, visiting Qiao's Family Compound, which is used to be the house of a famous local financier during the Qing Dynasty. Built in 1756, this well-preserved compound shows you how the traditional North China Folk house was like in the past.

After arriving in Pingyao, check in at your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day.

Qiao's Family Compound
Day 2 Pingyao (B, L)

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Today, you will spend a full day to explore Pingyao Ancient City. Your tour starts from the Ancient City Wall of Pingyao, where you can have a panorama view of the layout of this town. Then you will move on to the Rishengchang Former Bank, which shows you the original bank system in the past.

After lunch, strolling on the traditional Ming and Qing Street, a cobbled road with old buildings on either side. You may like tracing back to the former bustle bazaar in the old days. Later, visiting the Temple of City God, which also called Chenghuangmiao in Chinese. You will appreciated the wonderful wood carvings, paintings and sculptures in the old temple.

The last travel destination today is Shuanglin Monastery, where contents a large amount of clay figures and wooden sculptures of various gods, goddesses and saints. You will be impressed by the traditional Chinese art forms.

Rishengchang Former Bank
Day 3 Pingyao to Xian by high speed train ( B )

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In the morning, take D train from Pingyao Ancient Train Station to Xian (less than 3 hours). Upon arrival in Xian, your local guide and driver will meet you at Xian North Railway Station and take you to your hotel.

After a little bit rest and fresh up, head to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the old-line Xian, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Then, you will visit the Ancient City Wall which is the largest and best-kept city walls on earth. Strolling and cycling on the Walls is quite an enjoyable experience. Lastly, go to visit the Bell Tower and wander around the square.(Option: you can have a traditional dumpling banquet for supper, and then attend the famous Tang Dynasty Show in the Shanxi Grand Opera House)

Big Wood Goose Pagoda
Day 4 Xian Departure (B, L)

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In the early morning, your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel. Today your first stop is the Terracotta Warriors which is famed as “the 8th wonder of the world”. You will explore this amazing museum for about 3 hours. After that, you have chance to get close to observe how the terracotta warriors and other arts are made in the Terracotta Factory.

After having lunch, be escorted to Xian city and rest by yourself until your departuring flight.

Terra-Cotta Warriors

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