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World Heritage Site Cities Tour

Price From: US$ 575

Departure: Daily
Duration: 5 days
Accommodation: 2 nights in well selected hotel (2 persons share one room with daily breakfasts).
Day 1 - Beijing to Datong by train
Day 2 - Datong (Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Nine-Dragon Wall)
Day 3 - Pingyao (Pingyao Ancient Town, Shuanglin Temple)
Day 4 - Pingyao to Taiyuan (Qiao Family Courtyard House, Jinci Temple)
Day 5 - Arrive to Beijing
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide is available, if need, please contact us!  

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Beijing - Datong

Take the overnight train K608 (23:36 - 06:21) or 2603 (23:47-07:01) from Beijing to Datong, the famous coal city in China.

Day 2
Datong - Pingyao (by private van) (B)
Yungang Grotto

A local tour guide will meet you at the railway station and take you out for breakfast. Walk around the downtown area where you will see the Nine-Dragon Wall and some old streets and then Our bus will leave for Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery at 9:00 am . and then directly drive to Pingyao. Upon arrival, check in local Yide or Dejuyuan local hostel.
- Yungang Grottoes: with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China.
- Hanging Monastery: Located 3.5 kilometers southeast of Hunyuan County and built halfway on the cliff at Jinlong Canyon, the Hanging Monastery of Hengshan Mountain is one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architectural complex.
- Datong Nine-Dragon Wall: is said to be the largest screen of its type anywhere in China. It is over 350 years older and three times larger than the one in Beihai Park in Beijing.


Day 3
Pingyao (B)
Pingyao Ancient Town

A local tour guide will take you to visit the Pingyao Ancient Town which was built according to the traditional Han Chinese town planning and architectural style. Four main streets, eight narrower ones and 72 small lanes formed a neat grid. The town's dwellings were built either in the style of courtyard houses or man-made cave-houses. Old temples and shops are still scattered all over the town which bring back memories of its flourishing past . And a visit to Shuanglin Temple in the afternoon. Return to Folk Hotel.
- Pingyao Ancient Town: It has a long history of over 2,700 years. A saying goes taht the past prosperity of Shanxi lies in Pingyao while the soul of Pingyao lies in its Old City.
- Shuanglin Temple: is a time-honored Buddhist temple and part of the World Heritage Site of Pingyao, stands in the countryside about 7 kilometers southwest of the ancient city.

Day 4
Pingyao - Taiyuan - Beijing (B)
Qiao Family House

After breakfast, we will go to Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province, and visit Qiao Family Courtyard House and Jinci Temple on the way. We will take the overnight train K602 (21:30-08:05) or K610 (21:20-05:28) from Taiyuan to Beijing.
- Qiao Family Courtyard House: was the home of a powerful trading family with significant commercial influence even beyond Shanxi, as they were in the trade sector, a nationwide business.
- Jinci Temple: an ancient Buddhist temple located at the source of the Jin River by Xuanwang Hill, 25km southwest of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province.

Day 5

Arrive Beijing in the morning. Take your own way to hotel. Tour Finished.

Tour Price for Per Person(US$)
Price List for 5 Days World Heritage Site Cities Tour - price for per person
Group Size
1 person
2 persons
3~5 persons
US$ 969
US$ 622
US$ 575
Pingyao: Dejuyuan Inn or Yide Inn;
Two persons share one standard room; please pay single supplement for a single room.

Price including: 
1. Entrance fees for sightseeing;
2. 3-star hotel accommodation (two shared one room);
3. Meals as listed in itinerary, B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner;
4. Tour buses/taxies; 
5. Driver and English-speaking tour guide;
6. Return train ticket;
7. Railway Station Pick-up and drop-off service.

Price excluding:
1. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
2. Visa Fees;
3. Personal Expenses;
4. Single Room Supplement;
5. Tips to the driver and the guide.


Please Note:
1. Price may vary according to different seasons. You can extend your stay in Beijing after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days.
2. You could choose any hotel in our website and tell us, we will tell you a price of this tour.
3. Children taller than 1.1 meter should be charged as full price, children shorter than 1.1 meter should be charged only half of the price.

1. You may get to Datong from Beijing either by train or by air. Flights are available on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Datong. If you take a train from Beijing to Datong, you may arrive at Datong at about 7:00 am and you can catch the train back to Beijing which departs Datong at about 10:20 pm.
2. Reservation should be made at least three days before departure time.
3. The train schedule released above is only for your reference. We reserve the right to choose the train according to the seat.

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Traveller Reviews of: World Heritage Site Cities Tour
Written by: Imanuel Alberto Karyono ★★★★★ Added: 2013-10-21

I love China noy only because its profound history but also these best preserved heritages. This time, I spent about five days visiting most popular heritage cities, Beijing, Datong, Pingyao, etc. widened my vision and tasted a lot! Once arrived at Datong, I was completely impressed by the mysterious atmosphere and the Yungang Grottoes. The giant Buddha figure was carved lifelike seemed to be smiling to us!

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