XA10: 2-Day Private Pingyao Tour from Xi'an

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Day 1 Xi'an to Pingyao by High Speed Train, Visit Pingyao Ancient City
Ancient City of Pingyao
This morning, your driver will pick you up from your own booked hotel in downtown Xi'an, and then drive you to Xi'an North Railway Station to take the high speed train to Pingyao. We will reserve the train tickets for you in advance.

In about 3 hours, you will arrive in Pingyao, your local guide and driver will wait for you at the exit of the train station on time. Then you will be transferred to the hotel and your guide will help you with the check-in procedure. After a short break, your private tour of Pingyao Ancient City will begin. You will be accompanied to visit the highlights of the town, including the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, the Temple of the City God, the Rishengchang Exchange Shop, the Tongxinggong Ancient Security Guard Company, and the Ancient City Wall.

Accommodation: Yide Hotel
Day 2 Visit the Qiao's Family Compound and the Shuanglin Temple, See-off
Qiao Family Compound
This morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and drive you out of Pingyao Ancient City to visit the Qiao's Family Compound, which is the best preserved courtyard owned by a local merchant in the old times, and then the Shuanglin Temple where you can appreciate more than 2,000 painted clay sculptures of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties (960-1911).

Afterwards, your two-day private Pingyao tour from Xi'an will round off at this point. Your guide and driver will transfer you to Pingyao Railway Station and see you off. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Tour Highlights

Ancient City of Pingyao
The ancient city of Pingyao was constructed a thousand years ago and is one of the best-preserved ancient cities in China. On the axis of the city, you will see the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, the most bustling business block of the ancient city with a length of over 400 meters (440 yards). During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), half of the city's financial institutions are located on the street, just like Wall Street now. The Temple of the City God here is quite different because it was built for people to worship not only the City God but also the Kitchen God and the God of Wealth. Besides, as China's first personal bank established in 1823, Rishengchang Exchange Shop once expanded its branches to more than 30 cities of the country and even some European and Southeast Asian cities. Here you can still see some original account books, photos and documents. The Tongxinggong Ancient Security Guard Company was one of the most famous agencies at that time and even escorted cargoes for Empress Dowager Cixi.
Qiao's Family Compound
Located about 30 kilometers northwest from Pingyao, Qiao's Family Compound is the most famous and best preserved Shanxi merchants' compound. The magnificent architectural complex divided into six courts with 313 rooms are finely laid out and artfully designed. The carved brickwork, wood carvings and colored paintings can be seen everywhere. It is no wonder that this compound is reputed to be one bright pearl of folk residences of Northern China.
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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
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Train fare of Xian/Pingyao
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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