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Pingyao Tours

Private & Tailor-Made China Tours | Explore a "Living Fossil" of Ancient Chinese Cities

Pedal through time-locked Pingyao, 14th-century Chinese style grey houses mixed with red lanterns, has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1997. The ancient city of Pingyao is an outstanding example of an ancient Ming and Qing Dynasty city.  Despite the passage of time, this ancient Chinese city has survived intact, as it was 600 years ago.  Pingyao is the only well preserved Ming and Qing Dynasty city in China. Of particular interest are the imposing buildings associated with banking. Pingyao was the major banking center for the whole of China in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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A hassle-free trip at your own pace for your own group
  • private guide & transfer
    Your Own Party, Guides & Transfer

    If you and your party purchase a "private" tour, you won't have to share the experience with anybody else. At every step, you'll have access to knowledgeable local guides who can fill in the blanks in your understanding. A private car will be used for every stage of the trip. Your trip, beginning with your arrival at the airport and ending when you have dropped off again, will be completely stress-free and enjoyable.

  • Hand-picked Hotels & Restaurants
    Hand-picked Hotels & Restaurants

    We're well aware of the need of maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough rest when traveling. In order to provide you with a wide range of options, we take the time to carefully assess each location and choose a wide range of high-quality hotels and restaurants every year. Our goal is straightforward: to provide you with the convenience and coziness of home while you are away from it.

  • Travel with Full of Flexibility
    Travel with Full of Flexibility

    When taking a private tour, you can expect individualized attention focused on your specific needs. You can travel with complete peace of mind and just have fun, as everything about your vacation is being handled. Simply tell your tour guide what you're most interested in seeing and what you'd rather skip entirely, and he or she will adjust the schedule accordingly.

Top Places to Visit in Pingyao

Pingyao Ancient Town

The ancient town has a history of more than 2,800 years, and is known as one of the most well-preserved ancient towns in China, showing an extraordinary complete scene of culture, society, economy, and religious development in ancient China. The buildings related to the banking industry within the wall are particularly majestic because Pingyao was the significant center of the Chinese financial industry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nowadays, the town has become one of the most famous attractions in Shanxi Province. The Ancient City Wall, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, and Ming and Qing Streets are must-visit sites.

  • Wang Family Compound

    With 250,000 square meters, there is one street, five lanes, and 88 houses in the compound, which was built by the local Wang family and took 300 years to finish. The ancestor of the family began to accumulate wealth from selling tofu and then became a rich local official.

  • Shuanglin Temple
    Its construction took place over 1,400 years. The temple has preserved more than 2,000 Buddha sculptures from different dynasties, ranging from ten centimeters to four meters. Now there are no monks and nuns in the temple, but it is open as a sculpture art museum.
  • Hanging Temple

    The entire structure seems to be supported by only a dozen wooden pillars while hanging on an 80-meter cliff, making it a remarkable example of ancient Chinese people's knowledge since it combines mechanics, aesthetics, and religion in a way that is uncommon in the world.

  • Yungang Grottoes

    There are more than 200 existing caves with more than 59,000 statues, which are representatives of Chinese grotto art. Most caves were excavated from 460 to 494 AD, when the war was raging, people were turning to Buddhism one after another to escape from reality.

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