3-Day Beijing Extension to Pingyao
– Beijing-Pingyao Tour
Trip Highlights – Attractions involved: Qiao Family’s compound, Ming-Qing Street, Chenghuang Temple, and Ri Sheng Chang Financial House. Pingyao is the ideal choice for the tourists who want to experience a real ancient city in Ming and Qing dynasties. This small ancient city in central Shanxi Province, lies about 700 km from Beijing. Once a center of trade and finance, Pingyao still remains much as it used to be hundreds of years ago and is the best preserved walled city in China. Leave Beijing by train, take an extension tour to Pingyao and discover its former glory and prosperity.
Tour Itinerary: (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Day 01: Beijing / Pingyao
Today, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and send you to the train station to take an evening train (soft-berth) to Pingyao.
Day 02: Pingyao / Beijing (B/L/D)
Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the train station and you will have your breakfast. Then you will spend the whole day exploring this ancient city. The first destination is the Qiao Family’s compound, a great introduction to the area. After lunch, you will visit the Ming-Qing Street, the Chenghuang Temple, the Ri Sheng Chang Financial House and the Tongxinggong Ancient Bank bodyguard establishment. Then, you will be sent to the train station to take a train back to Beijing.
Day 03: Arrive in Beijing
Today, your guide will pick you up from the railway station and send you back to your hotel.
Qiao Family’s compound
The Qiao Compound is an attractive travel site of Pingyao. It is not only known for its grandeur but also for the exquisite craftsmanship, which is reflected in the brick carvings, woodcarvings, and murals. From a bird view, the Compound strangely resembles the double Chinese character, “xi,” which…
The Ancient Ming and Qing Streets was the noisiest business centre in Ming and Qing Dynasties, situated on South Avenue. The streets are not very wide, with various kinds of shops orderly arranged along the road. These shops were all built with bricks and stones…
The Chenghuang Temple, located in the southeast of Pingyao City, is one of the best preserved temples in China. The temple is deeply rooted in the religious culture and well reflected in the folk customs. The Chenghuang Temple perfectly mingles Taoism…
Ri Sheng Chang Financial House
The Rishengchang Exchange Shop was established in 1823 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), with about 35 branches in Pingyao City, Shanxi Province. The Rishengchang Exchange Shop is considered as the first draft bank in Chinese history…
|Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)|
|Group Size||Price / Traveler||
|10 travelers & above||USD130|
- Entrance fees and meals as listed
- All transfers with private vehicle and guide
- Accident insurance
- Hotel and train fare
- Personal expenses
- Tips for guide and driver