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7-Day Datong,Taiyuan, Jincheng, Jinzhong, Pingyao and Yingxian Classical Historical Architecture Tour from Beijing

Tour Code: 374-6243
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Beijing, China
7 Days 6 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Datong (Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes), Pingyao (Pingyao Ancient City), Taiyuan, Yingxian (Pagoda of Fogong Temple), Jiaozuo (Yuntai Mountain), Jincheng (The Former Residence of Chen Tingjing), Jinzhong (Wang Grand Courtyard).

  • Marveling at the best preserved Buddhist cave art, Yungang Grottoes
  • Experiencing the night scenery of Pingyao Ancient City
  • Visiting the home of a famous ancient Minister, Royal Prime Minister's Palace
  • Stepping into a comprehensive folk residence, Wang Grand Courtyard
  • Discovering the secret of how Hanging Monastery stands for 940 years

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 8:00am No.10, Dongsanhuan North Road - Beijing
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    • Child rates apply to those who are under 12 years old sharing a room with two adults (No bed).
    • Pre-Post Accommodation(Same Hotel as the tour): Available only on the day before (one night) or after the tour(one night). USD$35 per person per night (twin room sharing, breakfast included), there is no charge for child sharing a room with two adults. USD$70 per night applies for Single Room.
    • Lodging: Max 2 adult and 1 child are allowed in one room. We will not charge client any single supplement if they are willing to share the room with other tour members. But No complaints or amendments could be made based on this issue. If clients did not choose to share room with others, they will have to pay the single supplement fee, which costs for USD$35 per person per night.
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    Day 1

    Beijing - Datong (265 km)

    In the morning, we will head to Datong. For lunch, we will visit a delicatessen street. After that, we will visit the Yungang Grottos.
    • Datong, CN

      A prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi Province in China.The Yungang Grottoes are a collection of shallow caves located 16 km west of Datong.

      Yungang Grottoes

      Ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in Shanxi province. The site is composed of 252 grottoes with more than 51,000 Buddha statues and statuettes. In 2001, it were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥125; Adult (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb)) ¥80; Child ¥125; Child (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb)) ¥80; Peak Season Price (Mar - Nov)

    Deluxe Hotel: Datong Great Palace Hotel**** / Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza****
    Day 2

    Datong - Taiyuan (278 km)

    Today we set out Taiyuan to explore Yanmen Pass, which is a military defense project, become the most ancient northern China a solid defense line.
    • Taiyuan, CN

      Taiyuan, meaning "Great Plains", is the provincial capital and was founded more than 2,500 years ago. Situated in the middle reaches of the Yellow River, it has become an industrial powerhouse and the base of China's coal industry.

      Yanmen Pass

      On behalf of the state military defense system in ancient times, roughly forming in the Warring States period, the Qin and Han Dynasty, developed in Wei, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, complete in Ming and Qing, across three states eighteen counties, and the hundreds, formed a very rare in the world, around the grand.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥90; Child ¥90

    Deluxe Hotel: Yuyuan Hotel**** / Wanda Vista Taiyuan****
    Day 3

    Taiyuan - Jincheng (266 km)

    In the morning, we will leave Taiyuan and drive to Jincheng, where we will visit the former Residence of Chen Tingjing.
    • Jincheng, CN

      Jincheng is located in the southeast corner of Shanxi province. It is an industrial city in an area where coal mining is an important industry.

      The Former Residence of Chen Tingjing

      Home of Chen Tingjing, the minister of Personnel of the Qing Dynasty, who was a teacher of the Emperor Kangxi. The constructions make the most of the hillside, displaying a multiple confuguration of houses, courtyards and gardens.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥120; Child ¥120

    Deluxe Hotel: Gaodu Grand Hotel Jincheng**** / Guomao Hotel****
    Day 4

    Jincheng - Jiaozuo - Zhengzhou (109 km)

    In the morning, we will travel to Jiaozuo. A 2-hour journey with stopover in a local food street market with plenty delicious local lunch options. After lunch, we will visit Yuntai Mountain. Later, we will drive to Zhengzhou.
    • Jiaozuo, CN

      A prefecture-level city in northern Henan province, China. Jiaozuo is located adjacent to the Yellow River and is just south of the Taihang Mountain.

      Yuntai Mountain

      On February 13, 2004, Yuntai Mountain was named the world's first World Geopark by UNESCO. Yuntai waterfall, situated within Yuntai Geopark, with a fall of 314 metres, is claimed as the tallest waterfall in China.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥120; Child ¥120

    Deluxe Hotel: Zhengzhou Yingcheng Xindi Hotel**** / Guangdong Hotel****
    Day 5

    Zhengzhou - Jinzhong - Pingyao (411 km)

    Early in the morning, we will travel to Jinzhong to see the Wang Grand Courtyard. We will also be able to attend "See Pingyao again" - a theatre show to tell about the history of legendary draft bank's operators.
    • Jinzhong, CN

      A prefecture-level city in east central Shanxi province of China.

      Wang Grand Courtyard

      A comprehensive expression of folk residence in the Qing Dynasty and a typical exmaple of the 500 years civilization history.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥55; Adult (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb)) ¥35; Child ¥55; Child (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb)) ¥35; Peak Season Price (Mar - Nov)

    Deluxe Hotel: Pingyao Hotel**** / Pingyao Yun Ding Xuan International Hotel****
    Day 6

    Pingyao - Yingxian (239 km)

    Today, we will visit the ancient city of Pingyao. We can also see an optional puppet show or take a paper-cutting lesson. We will spend the night in Yingxian.
    • Pingyao, CN

      Pingyao Ancient City

      An exceptionally well-preserved example of a traditional Han Chinese city, founded in the 14th century. In 1997, Pingyao Ancient City was included as a World Heritage site by UNESCO on the basis of Cultural Criteria and The New York Times listed it on The 41 Places to Go in 2011 for its beautiful traditional architectures.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥130; Child ¥130; Peak Season Price (Mar - Nov)

    Deluxe Hotel: Days Hotel**** / Wantongyuan Hotel****
    Day 7

    Yingxian - Beijing (486 km)

    After breakfast, we will visit the wooden tower pagoda of Fogong Temple. After lunch, we will visit the Hanging Temple. At the end of the day, we will transfer back to Beijing.
    • Yingxian, CN

      A county of Shanxi, China. It is under the administration of Shuozhou city.

      Pagoda of Fogong Temple

      The Sakyamuni Pagoda of Fogong Temple is a wooden Chinese pagoda built in 1056. The pagoda stands on a 4m tall stone platform, has a 10m tall steeple and reaches a total height of 67.31m tall; it is the oldest existent fully wooden pagoda still standing in China.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥60; Child ¥60

    • Datong, CN

      A prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi Province in China.The Yungang Grottoes are a collection of shallow caves located 16 km west of Datong.

      Hanging Temple

      A temple built into a cliff (75 m or 246 ft above the ground) near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

      Admission (Optional): Adult ¥130; Adult (Shoulder Season Price (Dec - Feb)) ¥125; Child ¥130; Child (Shoulder Season Price (Dec - Feb)) ¥125; Peak Season Price (Mar - Nov)

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    Location Address Departure
    Beijing, CN map link No.10, Dongsanhuan North Road, Beijing, 11 (At the Ballroom entrance of The Great Wall Sheration Hotel - Beijing) 8:00am
    • Price Includes

    • 6 nights(s) hotel accommodation
    • Daily hotel breakfast
    • Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Hanging Temple (Optional)
      ¥125 (Shoulder Season Price (Dec - Feb))
      ¥125 (Shoulder Season Price (Dec - Feb))
      Yungang Grottoes (Optional)
      ¥80 (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb))
      ¥80 (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb))
      Yuntai Mountain (Optional) ¥120 ¥120
      The Former Residence of Chen Tingjing (Optional) ¥120 ¥120
      Wang Grand Courtyard (Optional)
      ¥35 (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb))
      ¥35 (Shoulder Season (Dec - Feb))
      Pingyao Ancient City (Optional) ¥130 ¥130
      Yanmen Pass (Optional) ¥90 ¥90
      Pagoda of Fogong Temple (Optional) ¥60 ¥60
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      • Cancellation and Refund policy
        If you cancel your tour for any reason, including medical or family reasons the cancellation fees will apply. (Exclude departure date and notification date or any visa fees if applicable)
      • (1) 15 days before departure - Full refund
      • (2) 14-8 days before departure - 50% of tour price.
      • (3) Less than 7 days departure - No refund.
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      • (3) The Company will not be held accountable if passenger carries any unlawful items or irregularities, any losses and expenses are the responsibility of the passenger.
      • (4) The Company, nor tour guide and driver will accept liability for lost or stolen personal property during the tour.

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