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Beijing - Taiyuan - Pingyao

Description :China, has well kept streets, stores, temples and residential houses constructed during the imperial Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, and it draws many domestic and international tourists each year.
Tour Code : BJP-41
Price : from US$385 p/p
Departure Date : You choose

Day 1

Beijing -> Taiyuan -> Pingyao   (L)

In the morning, take a train to Taiyuan. When you arrive in Taiyuan, you will be transferred to Pingyao. It is about 2 hours drive. En route, you will stop at the Qiao Family´s Mansion, where the famous film Raise The Red Lantern was made. Not only can you appreciate the architecture style of this compound in Shanxi, but also get a general idea of the splendid history of business giant Qiao Family during Qing Dynasty, who enjoyed the fame Hui Tong Tian Xia (Business Connecting the Whole World).

Beijing/Taiyuan by train D2005 08:40-12:01 (for reference only)

Day 2

Pingyao   (B, L)

This morning, begin your tour in Pingyao Ancient Town. The first stop is the Ancient City Wall. With 630 years history it almost keeps the original appearance when it was constructed in early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Then you will stroll along The Ming Qing Street, also called Nanda Jie. Lined by 20-30 private museums sending forth a delicate cultural flavor of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1638-1911), it has become a hot tourist attraction you cannot miss. Also you will be surprised to find the first draft bank in China, the Rishengchang Draft Bank, which was established in 1823.Then pay a visit to County Government Office that was once the ancient city hall and law court. After that you will come to see the Armed Escort Agencies Museum, where you can see many interesting objects and exhibits showing you how the merchants and their commercial goods were protected when being transferred from place to place by those armed escorts. It was a very popular phenomenon in ancient China to transport commercial goods with such armed escorts.

Day 3

Pingyao -> Taiyuan -> Beijing   (B, L)

In the morning, you will travel to Zhangbi Ancient Castle. It features amazing architecture and engineering. It has many kilometers of tunnels in three layers under the town which were designed and built to protect the town. After the tour, be dropped off at the railway station where you will board the high speed train to Beijing. When you arrive in Beijing, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.
 
Taiyuan/Beijing by train D2012 16:29-19:51 (for reference only)

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