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Hanging Temple Yungang Caves Pingyao Ancient City DaChang Village Tour - 5 Days

Destination: Datong, Pingyao
Duration: Five Day
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Explore the well-known Yungang Caves, one of the Three Major Buddhist Grottoes in China.Visit the financial center of China in the late Qing Dynasty - Pingyao Ancient City, where the streets and and storefronts still largely retain their historical appearance.Discover the primitive and pure Da Chang Village with 1500+ years history.This tour package selects many cultural and historical attractions in Shanxi province! In five days, just get away from the bustling and hustling city life and immerse yourself in the traditional Chinese culture and lifestyle.
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Day 1 Arrive in Datong
Upon arrival, you'll be met at the airport or train station by our local guide and then transferred to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is up to you.


Day 2 Datong(Hanging Temple - Nine-Dragon Screen - Yungang Caves)
Drive about 1.5 hours to Hanging Temple after breakfast. Hanging Temple is one of China's most remarkable feats of architecture and can date back to 1400 years ago. All the buildings in the temple are hung on the crag at the slope of Mt. Hengshan. Later drive back to the downtown Datong to have your lunch, then you will visit the Nine-Dragon Screen. The vivid dragons would get you closer to the concept that Chinese guys take the dragon as the symbol of the highest power and grandeur. The most attractive comes at last. Yungang Caves will feast your eyes with 252 grottoes and over 51,000 Buddhist statues. During the 2 hours, just enjoy yourself in the sea of Buddha sculptures and grottoes.

Day 3 Datong - Pingyao
After breakfast, you will go to Pingyao by train. In the afternoon, our local guide will pick you up at the train station and transfer you to hotel. Free time for the rest of the day, and you can have a good rest at hotel or hang out on your own. Overnight at local hotel in Pingyao.


Day 4 Pingyao(Ancient City Wall- Rishengchang Exchange Shop - Mingqing Street - Biaoju)
After breakfast, you have 3 hours to explore the world heritage - Pingyao Ancient City. Pingyao is a perfect place for you to understand the life of Ancient Chinese. Its Ancient City Wall still holds its position, protecting people and buildings inside from metropolis lure. The feudal Ancient Government Office of Pingyao deserves your visiting, which stands in sharp contrast with the representative modern bank company of China, Rishengchang Exchange Shop. You'll also find the prosperous Mingqing Street. It was once reputed as the "Wall Street of China", gathering headquarters of over 20 exchange companies. Today it is home to the biggest antique market in the province. Besides souvenirs, you can enjoy sampling some of the local snacks offered there including noodles, specially seasoned beef, as well as tasty Wantuo. Moreover, the preserved Ancient Security Guard Company (Biaoju in Chinese) building serves as a museum now to offer an eye-opening insight into the significant role played by armed escorts in promoting commerce. Then free time for you to walk around Pingyao, and overnight at local hotel in Pingyao.


Day 5 Pingyao Departure(Da Chang Village - Cang Mountain)
Drive about 3 hours to Yu County in the morning, which is 208 km away from Pingyao. Experience the harmonious between human and the nature at the peace and ancient Da Chang Village. It is called "the Potala Palace in Shanxi". This village features 1500 years history and is the oldest one in Shanxi province. The houses are made of local yellow clay and stone, where warm to live in winter and cool in summer.

Then move to the Cang Mountain . Among the numerous Chinese traditional opera repertories, there is a famous one "Orphan of Zhao", while there is a mountain ¨C Cang Mountain noted for the moving story of hiding and rescuing an orphan in the Taihang Mountains with peaks rising one after another.

After the sightseeing, you'll be transferred to Yangquan North Train Station for your next destination. Wish you a thoroughly happy journey!


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