Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Qiao Family Compound and Pingyao Ancient City

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From $233.85

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Explore the most famous UNESCO World heritage sites on this private full-day tour from Taiyuan. See top Pingyao attractions such as Pingyao ancient town, City Wall, Confucius Temple, Temple of City God, Ming and Qing Dynasty Street. Then stroll around the halls and courtyards of Qiao Family Compound to enjoy amazing Qing Dynasty architecture and brick carvings. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch and travel by private vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Pingyao or return Taiyuan.

What's Included

English Speaking Guide

Entrance fee


Private vehicle

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap

Cancellation Policy

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

Qiao's Family Compound (Qiao Jia Dayuan)
Your tour guide will pick you up in the lobby of your Taiyuan hotel by hold your name sign, hop on your private air-conditioned vehicle, heading directly to Qiao Family Compound.

Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then heading to Qiao Family Compound.

The Qiao Family Compound is the former residence of Qiao Zhiyong, the third-generation commercial tycoon of the Qiao family in Shanxi Province. He attained his fortune by running banks, pawnshops and teahouses.

The entire courtyard consists 6 main courtyards and 20 smaller ones, with 313 rooms altogether. Follow your tour guide to go up to the pavilion where you can enjoy a bird's-eye view of the entire complex.

Then, stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide to enjoy fine Qing Dynasty style architecture and amazing brick carvings. The carvings were based on figures, allusions, flowers and plants, birds, beast, chess, and painting and calligraphy.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ancient City of Pingyao
Afterwards, heading to Pingyao Ancient Town, you will have lunch first, then explore the ancient city.

Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Pingyao old city is listed as the UNESCO site. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on where you want to go in the old city.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
Next, discover the shops and restaurants along the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, feel the atmosphere of the flourishing businesses and admire the Ming and Qing style architecture. Here is the best place to shop for your souvenirs.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Ping Yao Temple of the City God
Continue to explore one of the best preserved temples in China- Tempe of the City God. Admire its wonderful woodcarvings, stone sculptures, painted sculptures and mural paintings which reflect excellent craftsmanship at that time.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Pingyao Confucian Temple
Afterwards, heading to Pingyao Confucian Temple. Founded as early as in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 908 AD), Pingyao Confucian Temple is one of the oldest and currently the best-preserved of its kind in China. Stroll around the courtyards and halls with your guide, get to know Confucius (551 - 478 BC), who is a famous philosopher, educator and the founder of the Confucian school.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Rishengchang Former Bank
Finally, visit the museum of the first bank in China. Come in to see the details of the bank museum, and learn the wise of the bank running from 150 years ago.

After the tour finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Taiyuan.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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