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6 Days Shanxi, Taiyuan, Mt. Wutai, Pingyao Tour

Tour Code: TY6E

Dates & Rates

Highlights

  • Visit the Yugang Grottoes
  • Discover the Hanging Temples
  • Tour Mt. Wutai including the Xiantong Temple
  • Walk around the Wang's Compound

Daily Itinerary

Day 1:  Home City ✈️ Taiyuan, China
Upon the arrival of Taiyuan. The local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. (two times of transfer to the hotel will be arranged and the transfer time will be adjusted according to all the arrival flights (0800am-1100pm). Meals are not included today.
Hotel: Pullman Taiyuan or similar

Day 2: Taiyuan – Datong
After breakfast, coach to Datong to visit the Yungang Grottoes. The Yungang Grottoes has survived more than 1500 years. It was one of the largest caves and was also known as China’s four grottoes art treasure. The grottoes stretch for a whole kilometer from east to west. Many of the carvings combine traditional Chinese art forms with foreign influences to create a unique style that occupies an important position in the history of Chinese art. Then, coach to the Nine-Dragon Screen, the largest screen of its type in China, which is 45.5 meters(150 feet) long,8 meters(26 feet) high and 2.02(6.6 feet) meters thick and consists of 426 pieces of glazed tiles. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong or similar

Day 3: Datong – Mt. Wutai
In the morning, coach to Hanging Temple, located at the foot of Mt. Hengshan. Surviving more than 1400 years, hanging temples that mix mechanics, aesthetics, and Buddhism are rare. After lunch, we will visit Mount Wutai. Legend says that a manjusri (Bodhisattva of wisdom) visited Mt. Wutai and decided to stay. In addition to its religious aspects, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, crystalline waters and towering green forests also gives Mt. Wutai its reputation as a colorful and notable tourist resort. After, visit Xiantong Temple, one of the oldest and most prestigious temples in the mountain.  (B/L/D)
Hotel: Wutai Mountain Friendship Hotel or similar

Day 4: Mt. Wutai – Pingyao 
After breakfast, coach to Pingyao to visit the Pingyao Ancient City. With over 2700 years of history, it is also an outstanding model of the Han nationality in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Due to the preservation of architecture built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the city was listed as a world cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. The ancient Ming and Qing streets are the best places to explore ancient Chinese culture. (B/L/D)
Hotel: The Kylin Grand Hotel Pingyao Shanxi or similar

Day 5: Pingyao – Lingshi – Taiyuan
In the morning, coach to visit Wang’s Compound, built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The building extended over an area of 31,956 square meters (7.9 acres), four times the size of the Qiao Compound. The compound is the epitome of Oriental domestic architecture. (B/L)
Hotel: Pullman Taiyuan or similar

Day 6: Taiyuan ✈️ Home City
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)

***Itinerary varies from year to year, please download the latest itinerary for more information.

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Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily.
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $50/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

  • Visit the Yugang Grottoes
  • Discover the Hanging Temples
  • Tour Mt. Wutai including the Xiantong Temple
  • Walk around the Wang's Compound

Daily Itinerary

Day 1:  Home City ✈️ Taiyuan, China
Upon the arrival of Taiyuan. The local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. (two times of transfer to the hotel will be arranged and the transfer time will be adjusted according to all the arrival flights (0800am-1100pm). Meals are not included today.
Hotel: Pullman Taiyuan or similar

Day 2: Taiyuan – Datong
After breakfast, coach to Datong to visit the Yungang Grottoes. The Yungang Grottoes has survived more than 1500 years. It was one of the largest caves and was also known as China’s four grottoes art treasure. The grottoes stretch for a whole kilometer from east to west. Many of the carvings combine traditional Chinese art forms with foreign influences to create a unique style that occupies an important position in the history of Chinese art. Then, coach to the Nine-Dragon Screen, the largest screen of its type in China, which is 45.5 meters(150 feet) long,8 meters(26 feet) high and 2.02(6.6 feet) meters thick and consists of 426 pieces of glazed tiles. (B/L/D)
Hotel: Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong or similar

Day 3: Datong – Mt. Wutai
In the morning, coach to Hanging Temple, located at the foot of Mt. Hengshan. Surviving more than 1400 years, hanging temples that mix mechanics, aesthetics, and Buddhism are rare. After lunch, we will visit Mount Wutai. Legend says that a manjusri (Bodhisattva of wisdom) visited Mt. Wutai and decided to stay. In addition to its religious aspects, the beauty of rising and falling ridges of mountains, exotic rocks, crystalline waters and towering green forests also gives Mt. Wutai its reputation as a colorful and notable tourist resort. After, visit Xiantong Temple, one of the oldest and most prestigious temples in the mountain.  (B/L/D)
Hotel: Wutai Mountain Friendship Hotel or similar

Day 4: Mt. Wutai – Pingyao 
After breakfast, coach to Pingyao to visit the Pingyao Ancient City. With over 2700 years of history, it is also an outstanding model of the Han nationality in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Due to the preservation of architecture built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the city was listed as a world cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. The ancient Ming and Qing streets are the best places to explore ancient Chinese culture. (B/L/D)
Hotel: The Kylin Grand Hotel Pingyao Shanxi or similar

Day 5: Pingyao – Lingshi – Taiyuan
In the morning, coach to visit Wang’s Compound, built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The building extended over an area of 31,956 square meters (7.9 acres), four times the size of the Qiao Compound. The compound is the epitome of Oriental domestic architecture. (B/L)
Hotel: Pullman Taiyuan or similar

Day 6: Taiyuan ✈️ Home City
Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home as your trip comes to an end. (B)

***Itinerary varies from year to year, please download the latest itinerary for more information.

Images

Remarks

  • The above tour fares are based on US Dollar.
  • Adult rate is based on a minimum of 2 people group.
  • The rates exclude all the airfare, train fare, Visa fee, personal insurance, and expense.
  • The designated optional tours and gratuity will be charged mandatorily.
  • The cancellation and change dates policies, please refer to the general terms and conditions.
  • An extra transfer to and from the hotel/airport is $30/per person
  • All the guests have to stay with the group at all time. If absent, a person will be charged $50/per day.

We reserve the right to change itinerary and prices without prior notice.

Click here to see all the Terms and Conditions.

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