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Join-in Tour:Pingyao Weekend Experience

  • Destination


  • Trip duration

    2 days, 1 night

  • Min/Max travelers


  • Transport

    Mini bus

  • Accommodation

    Boutique Hotel

  • *If you want to experience a real ancient city from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368–1911) in China – one of the most prosperous periods in Chinese history, Pingyao is your ideal choice, a small ancient city in central Shanxi Province.
  • *Stay in a luxury boutique courtyard hotel and immerse into the traditional culture of middle of China.
An ancient, antique covered, pull cart parked in front of a preserved centuries old building.

Listed as a UNESCO World heritage site, Pingyao used to be a financial center of China. Now it is well known for its well-preserved ancient city wall, the city layout and its housing structures in their historical state. The streets and storefronts still largely retain their historical outlook.

The old town of Pingyao is a small town in the central Shanxi Province, only about 4 hours train from Beijing. It would be a nice weekend escape from Beijing to discover the oldest bank in China.

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Day 1


Arrival at Pingyao Ancient City Railway Station, you will be met by our English speaking tour guide and transferred to the old center. Our guide will take you to visit the Ming and Qing Street. Ming and Qing Street, also called Nan Dajie (South Avenue). One of the bustling and interesting streets in which to experience ancient Chinese culture, it is 440 meters long and used to be the commercial center of Pingyao ancient city.

Then you can visit the Armed Escort Company Museum. It offers an eye-opening armed escort in protecting commerce. Cash moving from one area needed the armed escort firm to thwart thieving hands.

In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Rishengchang Exchange Shop, the earliest bank in China. The company opened its doors in the 18th century and became the first money exchange shop in the history of China.

They day will finalize with a visit to the County Government Office, an ancient city hall and law court. Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel.




Boutique Hotel

Day 2


After breakfast, you will drive about 60 km Southwards about 60km and pay a visit to Wang's Family Courtyard. The Family Wang was once one of the richest family in Shanxi Province as the padre familias was a very successful business man. The courtyard has hundreds of rooms to meet family needs. Commonly, visitors are especially amazed by the architecture of the huge courtyard house from 300 years ago. From the yard walls, you can also see some old cave dwellings under the wall.

Later on you will visit the Shuanglin temple. This fascinating Buddhist temple houses many incredibly rare and sublimely carved Tang, Song and Yuan painted statues. Rebuilt in 1571, it’s a mesmerizing complex of ancient halls: the interiors of the Sakyamuni Hall and flanking buildings are exquisite.

After this visit you will be transferred back to the train station.





Shanxi boasts countless cultural treasures awaiting your discovery.


Boutique Hotel

Nestled amongst dusty curio shops and bustling restaurants in the old walled city of Pingyao is the 19-room Jing's Residence, a small boutique hotel that is located in a nicely-renovated old mansion. The design of the hotel fits in harmoniously with the traditional surroundings of this ancient city.

Shanxi boasts countless cultural treasures awaiting your discovery.

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