Visit the highlights of Pingyao including the Wang Family's Compound, Zhangbi Ancient Fortress and Shuanglin Temple with this private day tour from Pingyao.
You will be picked and dropped off at the Pingyao hotel/train station.
The entrance tickets
The private car & private guide
INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
CHILD: Age: 5 - 9
ADULT: Age: 10 - 99
Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
Specialized infant seats are available
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
What To Expect
Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Wang Family's Compound in around 1.5 hours' ride.
Admission Ticket Free
Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
It is a large and magnificent architectural complex originally built around 250 years ago and Located in Lingshi County in Shanxi Province, the Wang Family's Compound is 35 kilometers (22 miles) away from Pingyao Ancient City. This luxurious residence was originally built during 1762-1811 by the descendants of the Wang Family. What makes this compound so impressive are the sheer size and gorgeous ornamental structures. It is like a mini walled city with more than 200 courtyards, each of them has its own distinctive features. The intricately carved wood doors, window casings, stairways, stone carvings, etc. could be found everywhere in the courtyards.
Admission Ticket Included
Zhangbi Ancient Castle
In the afternoon, the tour continues to Zhangbi Ancient Fortress where you will go through the maze-like underground tunnels.
Different from the compounds and ancient city, Zhangbi Ancient Fortress is an exception of Shanxi merchants' culture. To resist the invasion of enemies, Chinese ancestors made full use of its geographic advantages and built a 10,000-meter long underground military tunnels with three floors in the village. Zhangbi Ancient Fortress is a complex of historical relics, tombs, residences and tunnels, in which the labyrinth-like underground tunnels are the most interesting.
Admission Ticket Included
After lunch, we will drive you back. On the way, you will pay a visit to Shuanglin Temple, which is different from many other temples for it still maintains its very old character.
Shuanglin Temple is a peaceful, quiet and beautiful old temple. It is one of the three treasures of Pingyao, having been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1997. Praised as the 'ancient painted sculptures museum', this temple houses as many as 2056 colorful sculptures of Chinese Buddhism reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The sculpture of One-thousand Hand Kwan-yin is definitely the most mesmerizing.
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