Ancient Pingyao One-day Tour
Tour Code: DTT01
Tour Type: Private
Attraction:Wang's Compound,Shuanglin Temple,Temple of the City God , Rishengchang Exchange Bank , Ancient City Wall, The Ancient Ming and Qing Streets
Detail Itinerary (B-breakfast L-lunch D-dinner)
Visit the Pingyao ancient town, Ancient City Wall, the Rishengchang Draft Bank, and the Mingqing Street, The Shuanglin Temple during the day. (L)
This compound is located about 150 kilometers south of Taiyuan. The Wang business enterprise commenced during the Ming Dynasty and was a flourishing conglomerate by the middle of the Qing Dynasty, encompassing farming and commerce as well as politics. A massive mansion was built as a monument to the glory of this powerful family. The construction lasted for more than half a century and the building extended over an area of 31,956 square meters, four times the size of the Qiao compound. Consisting of 54 courtyards and 1,052 rooms, the Wang compound is the epitome of Oriental domestic architecture.
Shuanglin Temple, situated about seven kilometers southwest of the ancient city of Pingyao, is a Buddhist temple with 1,500 years of history (originally dating from the North Wei Dynasty). Repaired several times, the existing buildings were built in the Ming Dynasty.
Temple of the City God
Temple of the City God, situated on Nan Dajie, was first built in the Northern Song Dynasty. This temple is a fine example of the deeply rooted religious and cultural traditions this country. Buddhism, Taoism and local customs have been combined into one.
Located at No. 105 in Nan Dajie, it was established in 1823 in the reign of the sixth Qing Emperor and was the first draft bank in China. It was China's forerunner for an organized finance system, handling remittance, money exchange, deposit, loan and other business.
Pingyao Ancient City Wall is the most well-preserved wall among the ancient historical and cultural cities in China. It was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1997.
Pingyao is famous for its lanes and streets, which date from antiquity. The city's main drag is Ming and Qing Street, also called Nan Dajie. It is one of the best places in which to explore ancient Chinese culture.
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