Our tour guide and private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing.
Be transferred to train station. Our tour guide will company you to your train carriage.
Take overnight train to Datong.
Arrive in Datong in the morning. Your tour guide will meet you at the entrance of your train carriage. Then we will transfer you to hotel.
Be picked up from your hotel. Visit Yungang Grotto. Yungang grottoes are considered first among three grottoes of China for their tremendous size, ancient history, and relatively complete state of preservation.
After lunch, visit Nine Dragon Wall. Built over 600 years ago, Nine Dragon Screen is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China today. This screen is three times larger than that in Beihai Park, Beijing.
Then visit Huayan Temple. Built during the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125), Huayan Monastery is the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China.
Proceed to visit Shanhua Temple. Located in central Datong within the old city walls, Shanhua Monastery was first constructed during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD). Most of the present wooden building dates back to the 12th century. The temple 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 whole day tour.
Be picked up from your hotel in the morning.
Drive to Taiyuan. Visit the Xuankong Temple. Xuankong Temple 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.
Then visit Yingxian Wood Pagoda on the way. Yingxian Wood Pagoda is the oldest and highest wooden structure in China with about 900 years of history and is regarded as the "First Pagoda in the World" and a gem in the architectural field.
Arrive in Taiyuan and visit Jin Temple. Jinci Temple 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'.
Be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.
|Taiyuan - Pingyao - Beijing
Drive to Pingyao.
Go to visit the Qiao's Ancestral Temple, Ancient City Wall, Street of Ming and Qing Dynasty. Pingyao is a county of Jinzhong City of Shanxi Province. It is one of the second National Historical and Cultural Cities in China. Pingyao is especially famous for its beef. Pingyao is the county with the most AAAA level tourism attractions in China. It is also called one of the 50 places in China which is most worthy to go for foreigners.
Walk on the Ancient City Wall. The Ancient City Wall in 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.
Then visit Shuanglin Temple.
Transfer to Taiyuan and catch an overnight train back to Beijing.
Arrive in Beijing in the morning.
Our tour guide will meet you at the entrance of your train carriage. Be transferred to your hotel.