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Two Days Pingyao Ancient City Tour from Xi'an By High-Speed Train

From $107 per person

Tour Style:
This Two Days Pingyao Ancient City Tour from Xi'an By High-Speed Train is a private tour for you to explore the highlights of Pingyao Ancient City with private tour guide and private car.

Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):
Qiao Family Courtyard, Ming-Qing Street, Ancient City Wall of Pingyao, Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Armed Escort Company Museum, County Government Office

Pick-up point:
Xian train station (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Pingyao train station or your hotel in Pingyao downtown (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Day 1

  • Place&Transport: Pingyao
  • Today's Activities: Qiao Family Courtyard, Ming-Qing Street, Ancient City Wall
  • Accommondation: Four Stars Hotel in Pingyao (Can be customized)
  • Meal: L

In the morning, our Xi'an local driver will meet you at your hotel lobby in Xi'an downtown with a welcome signage "Xi'an Private Tour". And drive you to Xian train station for your train to Pingyao. After arrived in Pingyao, your tour guide will meet you at the exit of the train tation. And your tour in Pingyao start.

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First drive you to visit Qiao Family CourtyardQiao Family Compound is 42 km away from Pingyao Ancient City. With Chinese classical architectural designs and exquisite decorations, it is representative of Chinese northern folk residences. This family compound shows not only the fortune and prosperity of the Qiao family, but also the folk customs and culture of Shanxi Province in the period. 

Highlights: The whole complex looks like double Chinese characters "喜" standing together from a bird-eye view. "喜" in Chinese means joy and happiness. The complex was built in such a structure to express a good wish. In the Qiao Family Compound, wood carvings, brick carvings, stone carvings, murals and wall sculptures with distinctive characteristics. Over 140 chimneys each has different features and decorations. On the underside of the eaves, there are murals telling about folktales. The courtyard has been featured in many famous Chinese movies and TV series, including the well-known film "Raise the Red Lantern." This internationally-acclaimed film fully demonstrates the house's character.

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After lunch, you will head for Mingqing Street. Known as the "Wall Street of China" in the ancient times, Ming-Qing Street runs around 750 meters and is home to about 100 shops and local houses. This street is not very wide, but is an ideal place for who want to go shopping or eat food. The shops on the street are very nicely arranged on the sides. Built from bricks and stones, the shops manifest the Ming and Qing architectural designs. you will not only be held back by its awesome air of ethnicity complete with Chinese red lanterns in front of each establishment, but also by the waft of local gastronomy, which you just cannot miss. 

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Continue your tour to the Ancient Wall of Pingyao City. The ancient wall was first built in about 2,700 years ago was expanded in the Ming Dynasty. It was the most well-preserved wall among the ancient historical and cultural cities in China. This City Wall in Pingyao is square, 10 meters high, 5 meters wide, and 5.4 kilometers in circumference. A bird's-eye view of the city, the wall looks like a turtle, hence the name 'Turtle City'.

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After the tour of City Wall, drive you to your hotel in Pingyao downtown, our guide will help you check in and today your tour ends.

Day 2

  • Place&Transport: Pingyao, Leave Pingyao by train
  • Today's Activities: Rishengchang Exchange Shop, Armed Escort Company Museum, County Government Office
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: B, L

After breakfast, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and your will start your tour with Rishengchang Exchange Shop.

Rishengchang Exchange Shop: It's considered the first draft bank in China's history, was founded during the Qing Dynasty (1823). In the nineteenth century, at its peak, it controlled almost half of the Chinese economy and its branches were widespread throughout China's big urbans and capital, Beijing. And in some western and southeastern countries, Rishengchang also owned its branches and offices. A famous Chinese writer named Yu Qiuyu has once stated that Rishengchang is the " rural grandfather " of all the modern Chinese banks. The exchange shop is now a museum and in 2006 was included on the List of Major National Historical and Cultural Sites (6-484). 

In 1824, Rishengchang set up a branch in Taiyuan. The main business was cheques or drafts which called the "tickets" in Chinese. The secrecy of the production and writing of the "tickets" had very strict request and were never allowed to make mistakes. At that time, Taiyuan was the base camp of Shanxi businessmen's distribution and maintenance of goods.

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Then head to the Armed Escort Company Museum, it offers an eye-opening insight into the significant role played by armed escorts in promoting commerce. The economic boom under the two dynasties meant a lot of cash moving from one area to the next. In order to thwart thieving hands, Pingyao's ever-resourceful and pragmatic merchants lete their cash cows in the professional hands of security escorts.

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Your final destination is County Government Office. According to historical records, it was originally built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), then renovated in 1370, giving it a history of more than 600 years. County Goverment Office is one of four classical county government complexes in China that have been preserved, and the biggest of its kind. There are front rooms for offices, back rooms for living quarters, with those to the left for civil servants and those to the right for members of the military.

Highlights: In the county government office, visitors can see the county magistrate judging cases and handling official affairs every day. They can also see an official standing by the magistrate, recording files in the same way as in ancient times. Such a vivid performance will give tourists a sense of transcending time and space.

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After the tour of county government office, drive you to pingyao train station and your tour ends.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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