China travel map - Shanxi Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour

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. And you will visit other highlights like Jinci Temple, Qiao Family Compound, Double Forest Temple, old town of Pingyao, Dailuoding Temple, Bishan Temple, Jifu Temple, Puhua Temple, Shuxiang Temple, Longquan Temple...

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Destinations: Taiyuan - Pingyao - Mount Wutai - Datong

Starting Point: Taiyuan

Ending Point: Datong

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Arrival in Taiyuan, transfer to the hotel.

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.

Meal: B, L

Jinci Temple

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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Mount Wutai

Visit Dailuoding Temple including cable car, Bishan Temple, Jifu Temple. After lunch visit Puhua Temple. Shuxiang Temple and Longquan Temple.

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Wooden Pagoda

Visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site – Yungang Grottoes. Then proceed to ancient Huayan Temple of Liao and Jin Dynasty and Nine Dragon Screen.

Meal: B, L

Yungang Grottoes

Transfer to the train station or airport to head for your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    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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