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8-day Shanxi History + Landscape Tour

Tour code: ETC-Q57   

Shanxi was itself a cultural centre of China. Besides the great cultural sites, the province also boasts unique landscape, history, folk customs, a variety of local cuisines as well as the great vinegar production. On this tour, we will show the attractions that beyond your imagination. You can see how strong the ancient buildings can get, how delicate Buddha carvings, frescos and paintings are and how splendid an ancient city can stay.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Taiyuan Arrival in Taiyuan
2 Taiyuan/Pingyao visit Jinci Temple, Qiao Family Compound and Double Forest Temple
3 Pingyao visit he city wall, Rishengchang Draft Bank and Ming and Qing Street
4 Pingyao/Linfen Drive to Hongdong County to visit Guangsheng Temple, the Rainbow Tower, Scholar Tree Park, and Ming Dynasty Jail
5 Linfen Drive to see the Hukou Waterfall
6 Linfen/Yuncheng Visit Yao Temple, Dingcun village Folklore Museum. Drive to Yuncheng
7 Yuncheng Visit Yongle Palace, Pujiu Temple and Iron Ox of Tang Dynasty in Yellow river
8 Yuncheng Hotel checkout in the morning

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 – Linfen (B, L)
Drive to Hongdong County to visit Guangsheng Temple, the Rainbow Tower, Scholar Tree Park, and Ming Dynasty Jail.

Day 05 Linfen (B, L)
Drive to see the Hukou Waterfall, the largest one on the Yellow River of China. After lunch, drive back.

Day 06 Linfen – Yuncheng (B, L)
Visit Yao Temple, the shrine of one of the three Saints of Ancient China, and Dingcun village Folklore Museum. Drive to Yuncheng.

Day 07 Yuncheng (B, L)
Visit Yongle Palace, with 960 sq meters of fresco of Yuan Dynasty. After lunch, visit Pujiu Temple and Iron Ox of Tang Dynasty in Yellow river.

Day 08 Yuncheng departure (B, L)
Hotel checkout in the morning. You can choose to head west to Mount Hua and Xian in Shaanxi Province, or head south to Luoyang of Henan Province.

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PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

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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Tibet is a destination of wonders. Stunning landscape and pristine culture heritages always stay in my memory. It is really a place worth many visits!

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