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Datong Taiyuan Pingyao 3 days Tour

photo of chinatravelkey imageCode of this tour:DT-H0Datong tour testimonial, click here to see more.
photo of chinatravelkey imageHighlights:Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Shanhua Monastery, Yingxian Wood Pagoda, Xuankong Temple, Jinci Temple, Qiao's Ancestral Courtyard, Pingyao City
photo of chinatravelkey imageInclude: hotel,vehicle, tour guide, meal, admission fee.
photo of chinatravelkey imageName of this tour: Datong Taiyuan Pingyao 3 days Tour
photo of chinatravelkey imageAvailable: daily
photo of chinatravelkey imageType: private Datong tour
photo of chinatravelkey imageReturn time: around 17:00 on each day
photo of chinatravelkey imageAccommodation: included
photo of chinatravelkey imageVehicle: Private car, van or mini-bus according to numbers of travelers. Please let us know if you have much luggage in advance. We will arrange bigger vehicle for you.
photo of chinatravelkey imageEscorted: yes
photo of chinatravelkey imageLevel: easy
photo of chinatravelkey imageKid (2-7 years old) or elder: possible
photo of chinatravelkey imageExclude: tips, personal expense.
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tour itinerary

Day 1. Datongphoto of Datong Yungang Grottoes
English speaking tour guide will pick you up from hotel.
Visit the Yungang Grotto. The three main sites in China that are famous for their stone sculpture are Dunhuang, Longmen and Yungang. Among these, the Yungang grottoes are considered first among equals, for their tremendous size, their ancient history, and their relatively complete state of preservation.
Then we will visit the Nine Dragon Screen. Built over 600 years ago, it is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China today. It is three times larger than that in Beihai Park.
Move on to visit Huayan Monastery. Built during the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125), the Huayan Monastery is the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China.
Drive to visit Shanhua Monastery located in central Datong within the old city walls. It was first constructed during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD) though most of the present wooden building dates back to the 12th century. The monastery houses some intricately carved Jin dynasty (265-420AD) statues and has a screen wall decorated with dragons.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.

Day 2. Datong - Taiyuanphoto of Datong Sanhua Temple
Drive to Taiyuan. Visit the Hanging Temple, which has a history of more than 1,400 years. About 40 buildings survived are scattered halfway up the mountain on the cliff face or slopes, from 26 to 50 meters above the foot of the mountain. The temple buildings which seem to be hanging in midair on the cliffs are unique in structure.

Arrive in Taiyuan. Move on to visit the Jinci Temple. It was built in the Bei Wei Dynasty (386-534) in memory of Shuyu, the second son of Zhouwu kingdom. The temple is a famous garden of ancient buildings, in compound with hall, pavilions, and towers. The cypress, the long-life Spring and the painted clay figures of maids in the Saintly Mother's Hall are reputed as Jinci Temple's 'three wonders'.

Drive to Pingyao to visit the ancient town kept in original style. 
Overnight in Pingyao Ancient City. 
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3. Pingyao-Taiyuan
Walk along the Ancient City Wall. The city wall of Pingyao was originally built using rammed earth, and was rebuilt with bricks in 1370 during the reign of Emperor Hong Wu of the Ming Dynasty. The wall testifies to the profound influence of Confucianism in this region, as the 3,000 embrasures on the wall are said to represent the number of disciples of Confucius, and the 72 small watchtowers represent his 72 top disciples. Move on to visit Shuanglin Temple, which has stood there for 1,500 years since the North Wei Dynasty.
Visit the Courtyard of Family Qiao, a set of houses built long ago, which are representative of the wealth attained by the Shanxi Merchants.
Be transferred to hotel in Taiyuan or train station for departure.
(Breakfast, Lunch)

Remark: The above private tour is tailored for you and your friends exclusively. You and your friends will enjoy Private car, driver and tour guide. If you want to adjust the itinerary, please contact us.

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Package includes
Hotel accommodation as mentioned;
Air-conditioned private car or van;
Admission fee of mentioned attractions;
Professional English-speaking tour guide;
Meals as mentioned;
Fuel, expressway cost and parking cost.
Service package excludes: Gratuities to guides and drivers, personal expense.
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Shoulder: June, July, August
Low: December, January, February
Chinatravelkey accept 4 payment methods:
pay our tour guide in cash in Datong (USD and Chinese currency are both acceptable). 
Pay us via Paypal.
pay us via credit card at least one week before tour date.
pay us via Western Union at least 1 week before tour date.
transfer payment to bank account of our company at least 3 weeks before tour date

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