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Tour Highlights

  •  The best Shanxi tour itinerary
  • Visit the highlights in Shanxi province, like Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, Pingyao Ancient Town, etc.
  • It is a showcase of China most for the ancient splendid architectural structures in China

Tour Itinerary

Meals: No meal
Accommodation:In Datong

Arrive in Datong, you will be greeted at the train station by your tour guide and transferred to hotel.  In ancient China, Datong was a place of strategic importance and a place where the Han people frequently exchanged with the ethnic minority peoples in north China.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Datong

Today, we will enjoy a wonderful cultural trip in Datong. At first, visit the famous Buddhist sites including Yungang Grottoes, which is one of the World Culture Sites. Yungang Grottoes is said to be the best preserved Buddhist cave art in China with 53 caves containing over 51,000 stone carvings of Buddha and Buddhist dating from the 5th and 6th centuries. It is one of the four most famous ancient grottoes artistic treasures of China. Then move to visit Huayan Monastery--the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China and Nine Dragon Wall--the oldest and largest glazed screen in China.

Datong Yungang Grottoes
Datong Yungang Grottoes

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel accommodation:In Pingyao

Today, you will take a driving to the famous Hanging Temple for a visit.  Hanging Temple has been standing right at the foot of Mt. Hengshan for over one thousand years. After many times of repairs, the Hanging Temple had a large scale, and became a rare high altitude building on cliff in China. And then continue your drive to Pingyao ancient town. Pingyao was the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence even beyond Shanxi, as they were in the trade sector, a nationwide business.

Hanging Temple
Hanging Temple

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel accommodation: In Pingyao

Enjoy yourselves in this ancient and relaxing town - Pingyao. Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Ming Qing Street are two main attractions in this town. Pingyao Ancient City is located in Pingyao County, central Shanxi Province, China. Since its listing as UNESCO World Heritage in 1997, Pingyao with its famous 600-year-old city wall a tourism product is selling well in China, thus becomes a hot destination of a never ending stream of busloads of tourist groups.

Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel Accommodation: In Taiyuan

After breakfast, take driving to Taiyuan, on the way, you will have a visit to Chang Family Courtyard, which impresses visitors with its rich history and culture, every part of it is telling a story. And it was once the home of a powerful trading family in Shanxi Province. Chang Family developed a school of its own of confucian businessman culture. Chang Family Courtyard is a perfect example of Chinese architecture and combines northern and southern styles and integrates the residence and garden.

Pingyao Ming Qing Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you will have a visit to Jin Ancestral Temple, the oldest wooden structure in Taiyuan. After the tour, be transferred to the airport for your flight to next destination.

Sercice Ends

Includes & Excludes

Price includes:

♦ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
♦ English speaking guide service
♦ Hotel with daily breakfast ( 4 star hotels Best Deal & Comfortable)
♦ Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary
♦ Meals as itinerary specifies
♦ China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance


Price excludes:

*  International and domestic airfare or train fare
*  Visa fee
* Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours, meals, activities and services



※  Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2020 to Feb 28, 2022, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※  CITS Guilin reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
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※  CITS Guilin reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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