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7-day Shanxi Highlights

Tour code: ETC-Q56   

Well-designed for the visitors who come to Shanxi for the first time, the tour incorporate in three main destinations of the province - Datong, Mt Wutai & Pingyao, and covers several China well-known attractions, such as Yungang Grottoes, Wutai Mountain, Jici Temple and Pingyao Ancient City. The trip offers you a taste of ancient Chinese history and culture.

Tour Date City Tour Brief
1 Datong Arrival in Datong
2 Datong Visit Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Nine Dragon Screen

Datong/Mount Wutai     

Visit Hanging Temple, Wooden Pagoda at Ying County
4 Mount Wutai/Taiyuan Mountain Wutai, tour the Xiantong Temple, Pusading Temple and Tayuan Temple; drive to Taiyuan
5 Taiyuan/Pingyao Visit Jinci Temple, proceed to Pingyao to visit Qiao Family Compound and Double Forest Temple
6 Pingyao

Explore the old town of Pingyao

7 Pingyao/Taiyuan Drive to Taiyuan and depart to next destination

Day 01 Arrival in Datong (no meal)
Arrival in Datong by train or bus in the evening, be picked up and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02 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 03 Datong – Mount Wutai (B, L)
Drive to visit Hanging Temple, Wooden Pagoda at Ying County, which is the oldest existent fully wooden pagoda still standing in China, first built in 1056. Overnight at Wutaishan city.

Day 04 Mount Wutai – Taiyuan (B, L)
Half day tour to Mount Wutai, one of the four holy mountains for Buddhists in China, you will tour the Xiantong Temple, Pusading Temple and Tayuan Temple. After lunch, drive 4 hours to Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province.

Day 05 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 06 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 07 Pingyao – Taiyuan departure (B)
Drive to Taiyuan, and board the flight or train to 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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