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Private Full-Day Tour to Pingyao Ancient County

by Silkroadtrips
per traveler Price is $190
*Pricing based on group of 8 travelers
Duration: {0} Duration: 6h 15m Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Pingyao—a tapestry of ancient culture, heritage & custom

UNESCO World Heritage Site that lets you look back in time

Well-preserved ancient walls dating back to the Qing Dynasty

Pingyao Confucian Temple, among the oldest in the country

Comfortable & hassle-free high-speed train ride from Xi'an

Highlights

Pingyao—a tapestry of ancient culture, heritage & custom

UNESCO World Heritage Site that lets you look back in time

Well-preserved ancient walls dating back to the Qing Dynasty

Pingyao Confucian Temple, among the oldest in the country

Comfortable & hassle-free high-speed train ride from Xi'an

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7:15 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 6h 15m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $559, taxes included

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Private Full-Day Tour to Pingyao Ancient County

Activity Location

Pingyao

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Xi'an


Description

Head out of Xi'an for a day and explore the old county of Pingyao with a knowledgeable private guide. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city is renowned for its well-preserved city walls, and still retains its traditional layout from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Your guide picks you up in the morning, taking you to the Xian North Railway Station to catch a bullet train to Pingyao. After a smooth and scenic ride, arrive at the UNESCO-listed ancient county, which was once the financial center of China in the late Qing dynasty. Your guide takes you first to see the old city walls, originally built in 1370 and well-preserved to this day. See the 6 barbican gates and innumerable battlements that fortify the walls, and learn about their construction centuries ago.

Continue on to the Pingyao Confucian Temple, constructed during the reign of Emperor Taizong in the Tang dynasty and one of the oldest temples in the country. Your guide also takes you to the Rishengchang Bank Institute, which is considered to be China's first draft bank, and the Yamun county government office, which features brilliantly preserved architecture and gates. After a break for lunch and some more time exploring in the afternoon, take the train back to Xi'an and return to your hotel.


Inclusions

  • Private guided tour of Pingyao County

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Xi'an hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • Children 11 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Xi'an hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.