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  • Shanxi Ancient Culture Tour

  • Tour Price: $ 480
  • Tour Code: CT533
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Tour Type: Multi-destination Tour Package

Trip Highlights - Staring from Datong, this tour takes you to appreciate the ancient culture, historical sites and civilizations in Shanxi Province. The ancient Chinese province of Shanxi can date its history back 3000 years. Its central position means that it is highly accessible from any part of China by land, rail or air. By taking this tour, you will explore the art and architecture in Wei dynasty by seeing the Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple etc, and pay a visit to Qiaos compound and Pingyao Ancient Town to imagine the prosperity of Shaanxi commercial in Qing Dynasty and the relics of government relics of Qing Dynasty. Many of the sites features of northern Han Chinese culture, architecture, and way of life during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

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Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
1 traveler USD1350
2-5 travelers USD850
6-9 travelers USD680
10 travelers & above USD480
(For 10 persons up, please email us for new quotations)
Service Inclusions
 ·Entrance fees and meals as listed  ·All transfers with private vehicle and guide
 ·Domestic air fare and airport tax  ·Accident insurance
 ·Hotel and train fare  ·
Service Exclusions
 ·International air fare and airport tax  ·Personal expenses
 ·Tips for guide and driver  ·

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary: (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Day01: Beijing/Datong
Travel to Datong on the night train.
Hotel:On the train
Day02: Datong (B/L/D)
We arrive at Datong early in the morning. First we shall visit the Yungang Caves, the Huayan Monastery and the Nine-dragon Wall. The Yungang Caves are not only an artistic masterpiece, created by the ethnic groups of the Northern Wei Dynasty, but are also one of world's best examples of Chinese Buddhist devotional art.
Hotel:Hong An International Hotel 4* (or similar class)
Day03:Datong/Mt. Wutaishan (B/L/D)
A bus will collect you from the hotel to take you to Wutaishan. There you will visit the Hanging Temple with a rest stop on the way, at a beautiful wooden pagoda.
The Hanging Temples were first built over 1000 years ago, and remain an incredible feat of engineering to this day.
Hotel: Local Best (or similar class)
Day04:Wutaishan (B/L)
Mt. Wutaishan is a sacred site to Chinese Buddhism and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is home to almost 800 different varieties of plant, grass and fungus, many of which are very rare or unique to this spot, and very valuable in the production of Chinese medicine and special local delicacies.
Whole day tour of Wutaishan.
Hotel:Local Best (or similar class)
Day05:Wutaishan/Taiyuan (B/L)
Whole day tour of Wutaishan.Then the bus will transport you to Taiyuan.
Hotel:Shanxi Grand Hotel 4* (or similar class)
Day06:Taiyuan (B/L/D)
Whole day tour of Shuangta Temple, Chongshan Temple and Jinci Temple.
Hotel:Shanxi Grand Hotel 4* (or similar class)
Day07:Taiyuan/Pingyao/Taiyuan (B)
A bus will take you to Pingyao in the morning. There you will visit the Qiaojiabu Folk Culture Museum, the ancient city walls of Pingyao, and the Shuanglin Temple. The Shuanglin Temple is famous for its huge collection of over 2000 coloured statues dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.Return by bus to Taiyuan.
Hotel:Shanxi Grand Hotel 4* (or similar class)
Day08:Beijing/ (B)
A bus will take you to the airport in the morning to catch your return flight to Beijing.
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Attraction Description
Yungang Caves are located at Wuzhou Mountain, just west of Datong. These caves stretch for one kilometer across the mountain and are found among the cliffsides.
Hanging Temple located in Datong, close to the Yungang Grottos, is one of the most famous temples in China and also one of the most amazing ones to visit. The Hanging Temple is built hanging from the rock face of the mountain and is held in place by various engineering feats.
Huayan Monastery is one of the only preserved monasteries from the Liao period. In 1122, the monastery was destroyed, yet it was not long after a new building was built to replace the old.
Chongshan Temple has a figure of Avalokitesvara, a deity with one thousand hand and eyes. This is located in the Hall of Great Mercy, which has an architectural style that is found in the Ming Dynasty.
Jinci Temple, located southeast of Taiyuan City, is one of the most famous in the area, known for its ancient trees, cultural relics, beautiful scenery and most of all, its ancient temple, a rarity in China.
Wutaishan an important Buddhist mountain with superb natural conditions, is home to over 600 kinds of plants, of which more than 150 are used as rare herbs.