At 7:00 am, your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your Xian hotel holding a sign with your name and then transfer you to Xian North Railway Station to catch a 2.5-hour bullet train ride to Pingyao. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Pingyao old town. Pingyao was inscribed as an World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, and renown for its well-preserved old city for the Ming and Qing dynasties architectures. Local people still live in the old twon that is situated in the old city walls. All streets and shops, and houses keep its original style.
Pingyao has four main street in four directions, the centrr is the old building Shilou where you can pay and climb up to view the old city. As the financial center of China in late Qing Dynasty, there are more than 20 financial institutions museums in the old town, of which Rishengchang is the most renown one. The old city wall, Yamen, Confucius Temple are must-see. You can taste local lunch on your own budget, particularly the beef and noodlesthat are well-known here. Later, you will be transferred back to Pingyao Railway Station to catch the bullet train back to Xian.
Upon arrival in Xian, you will be transferred back to your Xian hotel where this day trip concludes.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Round-trip bullet trains (Second Class)
Transport by private vehicle
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Pick-up time: 7 am
Pick-up location: Centrally located Xi'an hotels