OVERVIEW

Shanxi is a province with a long history. There are plenty of cultural ruins, ancient cities, temples, grottoes, and mountains to explore. This 9-day tour will let you explore the amazing province in depth with a local guide.

ITINERARY

Day 1Taiyuan arrival transfer

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Taiyuan

Day 2Taiyuan: Jinci, Shanxi Museum and Mengshan Giant Buddha

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Taiyuan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Taiyuan to Pingyao by car

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Pingyao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4Pingyao Day Tour

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Pingyao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5Pingyao to Mt. Wutai by car

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Wutaishan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Mt. Wutai

Full day explore Mount Wutai, you can climb up one of the 5 summits, of which, Dong Summit is famous for the sun-rising.

Transport: Sightseeing bus + Walking
Accommodation: Overnight in Mt. Wutai
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Mt. Wutai to Hanging Monastery, then Datong by car

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Datong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8Datong: Huayan Monastery, Nine-dragon Screen and Yungang Grottoes

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Datong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9Departure from Datong

Transfer to Datong airport or railway station to head for your next destination.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation:

INCLUDED

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


EXCLUDED

Gratuities

TRIP NOTES

Please apply China Visa before the tour.

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