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8-day Shanxi Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

Tour code: ETC-Q55   

Staring from Taiyuan this tour takes you to many historical Buddhist site in Shanxi. You will visit the famous Yungang Grottoes, Wutain Mountain, may unique ancient temples and more, this is a gateway to learn the interesting facts and history of Buddhism in central China.

Tour Date City      Tour Brief
1 Taiyuan       Arrival in Taiyuan
2 Taiyuan/Pingyao       Visit Jinci Temple, proceed to Pingyao and visit Qiao Family Compound and Double Forest Temple
3 Pingyao       Explore the old town of Pingyao
4 Pingyao/Mount Wutai       Drive to Mt Wutai to visit Xiantong Temple, Pusading Temple, Tayuan Temple and Wuyemiao Temple
5 Mount Wutai     Visit Dailuoding Temple, Bishan Temple, Jifu Temple, Puhua Temple. Shuxiang Temple, Longquan   Temple
6 Mount Wutai/Datong        Drive to Datong. visit Wooden Pagoda at Ying County and Hanging Temple at Mount Heng on the way
7 Datong      Visit Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Nine Dragon Screen
8 Datong       Transfer to the train station or airport to head for your next destination

Day 01 Arrival in Taiyuan (no meal)
Arrival in Taiyuan, transfer to the hotel.

Day 02 Taiyuan-Pingyao (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to visit Jinci Temple, which was founded about 1,400 years ago, boasting a diverse collection of more than 100 sculptures, buildings, terraces, and bridges. Then proceed to Pingyao, you will visit Qiao Family Compound and Double Forest Temple before checking into the hotel.

Day 03 Pingyao (B, L)
Explore the old town of Pingyao escorted by your guide, including the visits to the city wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank and Ming and Qing Street. Free time at the rest of the day.

Day 04 Pingyao – Mount Wutai (B, L)
Drive to Mount Wutai, one of the four holy mountains for Buddhists in China, you will tour the Xiantong Temple, Pusading Temple, Tayuan Temple and Wuyemiao Temple.

Day 05 Mount Wutai (B, L)
Visit Dailuoding Temple including cable car, Bishan Temple, Jifu Temple. After lunch visit Puhua Temple. Shuxiang Temple and Longquan Temple.

Day 06 Mount Wutai - Datong (B, L)
Drive to Datong. On the way, visit Wooden Pagoda at Ying County, which is the oldest existent fully wooden pagoda still standing in China, first built in 1056. After lunch, proceed to Hanging Temple at Mount Heng, check into the hotel after arrival in Datong.

Day 07 Datong (B, L)
Visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site – Yungang Grottoes. Then proceed to ancient Huayan Temple of Liao and Jin Dynasty and Nine Dragon Screen.

Day 08 Datong departure  (B)
Transfer to the train station or airport to head for your next destination.

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As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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