Private Day Tour: Pingyao Highlights of Old Town and City Wall

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Pingyao played an important role in the economic development of Shanxi during Ming and Qing Dynasties, while the soul of Pingyao lies in its Old City. On this private day tour, you will follow a knowledgeable tour guide to discovery the profound history of world cultural heritage listed Pingyao Ancient City.
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Stop At: Pingyao Old Town Jixiang Temple, Road North West Section of Huayuan Street, Pingyao County 031100 China

Local friendly tour guide will meet you at your Pingyao hotel lobby at 9:00 am, lead you to start the tour of well-preserved ancient city with a grand City Wall, traditional residences, former security guard companies, time-honored shops, and Ancient government office.

While walking along the ancient Ming-Qing Street, learn about the Old Town’s history, culture, and architecture from your guide.

Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Pingyao Ancient City is one of China's four best preserved old cities and was inscribed as a world cultural heritage in 1997.

Visit the Ancient Government Office to the west of the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, hear about old trial at the law court. Explore the nearly 200-year-old...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Pingyao Old Town Jixiang Temple, Road North West Section of Huayuan Street, Pingyao County 031100 China

Local friendly tour guide will meet you at your Pingyao hotel lobby at 9:00 am, lead you to start the tour of well-preserved ancient city with a grand City Wall, traditional residences, former security guard companies, time-honored shops, and Ancient government office.

While walking along the ancient Ming-Qing Street, learn about the Old Town’s history, culture, and architecture from your guide.

Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Pingyao Ancient City is one of China's four best preserved old cities and was inscribed as a world cultural heritage in 1997.

Visit the Ancient Government Office to the west of the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, hear about old trial at the law court. Explore the nearly 200-year-old Rishengchang Exchange Museum, the first 'bank' in China's history. With more than 30 branches throughout the country, it once controlled the lifeblood of the nation's economy in the Qing Dynasty.

Later you will have a break and enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional local food. Then proceed to visit the Confucius Templ to learn the development and procedure of the old examination, wander in the City God Temple to see exquisite pavilions and towers, and explore one of the best-preserved ancient walls in Chia - the turtle-like Ancient City Wall.

To conclude the trip, local guide will escort you back to the hotel and bid farewell. 

Note: private car / van are prohibited in the old town, this tour excludes transportation by private vehicle. If you hotel is outside the old town, the guide will help you to take a taxi and the taxi fee is at your own expense.

Duration: 7 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Entrance ticket fees
  • Lunch in local restaurant
  • Hotel meet & greet
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Old Town Jixiang Temple
  • English-speaking guide
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your centrally located Pingyao downtown hotel
Return point: Your centrally located Pingyao downtown hotel

9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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