2 Days Pingyao Tour from Xi'an by High-speed Train

Code: XA35
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Day 1 Xian - Pingyao
Ancient City of Pingyao
We will book train tickets from Xian to Pingyao for you and send the booking confirmation number to you in advance. You only need to show your passport to board the train. Your local guide in Pingyao will pick you up at the railway station.

The ancient walled town covers about 2.25 square kilometers (555 acres). In the afternoon, visit main attractions within the town, the City Wall, Ming-Qing Street (South Street), Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Ancient Security Guard Company, Ancient Government Office and Temple of the City God. .

The Ming-Qing Street is the busiest block in the town both in old times and nowadays. Along the streets there is an amazing array of colorful and interesting shops. They were all built in the style of Ming and Qing architecture. There are also lots of restaurants serving fabulous food. You shouldn't miss Pingyao beef, noodles and dumplings, the famous staple food in Shanxi Province. Along the less beaten track, it is a quiet life for the residents.

Rishengchang Exchange Shop is the first bank in China's history. Now it is a museum where you could learn the development of China's banks. The Ancient Security Guard Company was an earlier armed escort agency. Here you could know how the merchants deliver their money in ancient time. The well-preserved Ancient Government Office is a big complex, which gives one a very good view of how the government ruled in ancient times. All these museums were housed in charming antique courtyards.

Accommodation: Yide Guesthouse
Day 2 Departure from Pingyao
Qiao Family Compound
Today you will visit Qiao Family Compound. It is 42 kilometers (25 mi) away from Ancient Pingyao Town.

The layout of Qiao Family Compound is like the double Chinese characters Xi standing together, meaning happiness and joy. The entrance ticket is CNY115. As the representative of Chinese northern folk residences, this huge complex includes 6 big courtyards, 20 small courtyards, 313 rooms. All the rooms and doorways were exquisitely decorated and each has its own features with wooden, brick and stone carvings, murals and wall sculptures. The furniture installations from the bedrooms to the kitchen are also terrific. There also houses over 2000 pieces of cultural relics.

After the sightseeing is completed, your guide will escort you to the railway station for you to head to your next destination. Please contact your travel consultant if you need any further service, such as train tickets booking or travel service in other cities.
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Second class tickets of high speed train Xi'an/Pingyao
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by James from CHINA | Mar. 28, 2016 11:21Reply
Taixing Shan bus ?
"Huanshan Bus No.2 goes to the mountain directly" - are you sure ?

I checked the Xi'an city bus route maps and the Huanshan 2 bus final stop is called "Dong Shang Yu", which looks to be some 10 kilometres away from the mountain ? There is also a Taixingshan stop, 5 stops before the last one, but that is much much further away from the mountain on the map.

Can you please confirm that the bus stops at the foot of the mountain, and which stop do we get off the bus ? Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Kevin | Mar. 29, 2016 03:27

I suggest you take bus no. 917 to Kuyu and then find a minibus to take you to the foot of the mountain(about CNY5 per person). This route is safer and better.
Asked by Maegaard | Jul. 09, 2012 14:35Reply
Taxi for a day
Is it possible to have a phone number/e-mail to make reservation for a taxi for a whole day around Xi'an - start in the morning at the train station, visit Terracotta army and maybe more if possible, then to the airport in the afternoon.
Answers (1)
Answered by Serena | Jul. 09, 2012 06:45

Since the taxi driver can not speak English, it will be very difficult to communicate with them if you do not speak Chinese. You are suggested to find a professional guide and a driver to show you around.
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