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4-Day Tour of Beijing - Datong - Pingyao - Taiyuan - Beijing


Tour Code: BT-Lbj09


Daily Itinerary Summary

Available Dates: Daily

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Hanging Monastery

Day 01: Beijing - Datong
Take the soft sleeper train from Beijing to Datong by yourself. We will book the train tickets and deliver it to your hotel in advance. Your private guide and car will pick you up at the Datong railway station and transfer you to the hotel.

Hotel : Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong

Day 02: Datong
In the morning, visit the Hanging Monastery. Constructed about 1,500 years ago during the late Northern Wei Dynasty, the Hanging Monastery, as the name suggests, was enchased in the cliff of the mountain. Although 1,500 years has passed, 40 halls of the monastery stand there solidly and firmly. Then proceed to visit the Yungang Grottoes which is one of the world famous stone carving art treasures. The entire grotto has a spectacular appearance and the décor is refined and elegant. Inheriting the essence sculpture skills of Qin and Han dynasty affiliated with its own unique Yugang art style, it represents one of three major cave clusters in China and is pretty precious data for research in sculpture, architecture, music and religion of Buddha. Later you will tour the Nine Dragons Screen, which is 45.5 meters (50 yards) long, 8 meters (8.7 yards) high and 2 meters (2.2 yards) thick. The surface of the screen is made up of 426 color-glazed tiles, upon which the nine dragons are crawling.

Hotel : Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong
Meals : B, L

Day 03: Datong - Pingyao
Today you will take a soft sleeper train to Pingyao ancient city. Pingyao has an entire record of many ancient lanes, streets and the residences in the Ming and Qing dynasty. After check in the hotel, you will have free time to explore the ancient city on your own.

Hotel : Yunjincheng Folk Hotel
Meals : B

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Pingyao Ancient Town

 Day 04: Pingyao - Taiyuan - Beijing
Today your guide will especially lead you to visit the City Wall to retrospect the history, walk in the Ming - Qing Street and visit the Ri Sheng Chang Financial House, the first Financial House of China. As a standout representative of the Shanxi commercial business culture in the past, its architecture style and scale are also very typical. Then visit the Qiao Family's Compound considered as the No. 1 folk custom Museum in the North China. Overlooking from the above, the layout of the courtyards forms into double Chinese characters of Xi (stands for felicity and joy) and it's no doubt a precious gem in the north architecture history. The scale of the Qiao family's compound is not the only highlight alluring tourists every corner of the world, the delicate craftsmanship reflected in the brick carving, woodcarving and murals adds more to its charm. The famous films "Raise the Red Lantern" directed by Zhang Yimo once took scene there. Then transfer you to Taiyuan and take the newly-built multiple unit train back to Beijing.

Meals : B, L


2017 Tour Prices
( Based on per person and shown in US dollars. )
Group size
Season
2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers 10 travelers & above
High season Double Occupancy $752.00 $592.00 $522.00
Sole Occupancy $892.00 $732.00 $662.00
Low season Double Occupancy $742.00 $582.00 $512.00
Sole Occupancy $872.00 $712.00 $642.00

The above private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others on our land services.


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