Day1. Rishengchang Draft bank, Ancient City Wall, Ming Qing Street
Pick up from railway station/hotel. Visit the precedent of modern Chinese banks - Rishengchang Draft bank. Move to take a nice walk on the well preserved Ancient City Wall. Discover the defensive system with your professional local guide and get a panoramic view of the ancient town. Afterwards, drive to explore the business street - Ming Qing Street, the Wall Street of ancient China. The whole street remains its original pattern. On both sides of the street, Ming and Qing Style residences and shops are located, lots of which bear a history of over a hundred years now. Discover the hidden gems of these legendary old businesses with your professional knowledgeable guide while walking along it.
Transfer back to your hotel. Enjoy your free night.
Accommodation: Yide Hostel, Pingyao
Day2. Qiao Family Mansion, Shuanglin Temple
After breakfast at your hotel, start the day with exploration to Qiao Family Mansion, owned by a famous century old business family. It covers in over 4,000 square meters with over 300 rooms. Admire the large folk house complex and follow your knowledgeable guide to go through different courtyards one by one to appreciate the exquisite architectural details. Meanwhile, learn folk customs, etiquette, business customs as well see the treasures left in the house. Get back to your car and move to Shuanglin Temple, an old peaceful temple which is not commercialized. Delve into the temple’s peace and tranquility in the smell of incense. Marvel at the vividly carved Buddha sculptures with a total number of over 2000 and enjoy the glorious wall paintings. Try the special experience taking a nice walk on top of the surrounding walls of the temple and get an over view of the ancient temple.
Transfer back to the railway station/ hotel.
This is a “clean and clear” tour itinerary with no compulsory shopping stops
Please provide us your passport name & number, and the country at time of booking
Please apply for your China Visa before your tour begins
Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance
Note: The prices shown are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as National Day - 01 to 07, Oct. Chinese Spring Festival - 15 Feb to 21 Feb, 2018, etc.).