Welcome to Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel in Taiyuan. Enjoy your free time for the rest of today.
Today you will explore Taiyuan with a local guide, including the pretty Jinci Temple, Shanxi Museum(close on Monday) , and Mengshan Giant Buddha that was built 1600 years ago.
After hotel breakfast, you will take 2-hour ride to Wang Family Courtyard to visit the massive family palace. Afterwards, you will drive one hour to the UNESCO cultural heritage, the old town of Pingyao.
Today you will wander around the old town of Pingyao, you can visit the old Yamen, city wall, Rishengchang Bank, Confucius temple etc. Moreover, you will visit Shuanglong Temple that is 20km from Pingyao, which is famous for its splendid statues.
After hotel breakfast, you will take 3-hour ride to Mt Wutai that is a well-known for Chinese Buddhism. Upon arrival, you will visit Foguang Temple, and Dailuo Ding (climb up 1080 steps) etc. this afternoon.
Full day explore Mount Wutai, you can climb up one of the 5 summits, of which, Dong Summit is famous for the sun-rising.
This morning, you will take 3-hour ride to Hanging Monastery that was called Wonder built on the cliff of the Mt Henshan. Afterwards, you will drive on hour to visit the 1000-year old Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian. Later, drive one hour to Datong.
Today you will visit Huayan Monastery, Nine-dragon Screen and Yungang Grottoes. Yungang is UNESCO cultural site with the impressive stone carving in the caves that can be traced abck to 1700 years ago.
Group Size: 1--15 people
Travel Season: Year around
Accommodation: 5-star hotel
Transport: Chartered car
Meals: Stated in the itinerary
Guide: English-speaking guide
Entrance Fees: Sites stated
Please apply China Visa before the tour.