Itinerary of the Shanxi Tour

Day 1 Beijing – Datong

Meeting Point: Beijing Airport

Meeting Time: 16:00

The flight from Beijing to Datong will take us approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation: 4-Star hotel

Dinner: Traditional Shanxi-style cuisine

 

Day 2 The Hanging Temple, the Yingxian Wooden Tower, and the Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes02

We will travel to Mount Hengshan by private mini coach, where the Hanging Temple is located, and then we will visit the Yingxian Wooden Tower.

We will return to Datong city around about 2pm to have a quick lunch, and then we will take a tour of the Yungang Grottoes in the afternoon.

Accommodation: 4-Star hotel

Dinner: Not included. Guests are free to explore the area and sample the local food themselves.

 

Day 3 Datong – Qixian

Qi xianWe will leave for Qixian by train in the early morning (about 8:00 am) and arrive there at about 3:30 pm. We will spend the afternoon exploring the old part of the town. The town will be in full festival mode and covered in decoration by the time we get there.

Accommodation: Traditional Shanxi Courtyard House

Dinner: Traditional Shanxi-style cuisine

 

Day 4 The Qiao Family Compound and the Qu Family Compound

Qiao Family compound01We will visit the Qiao Family Compound in the morning and the Qu Family Compound in the afternoon, as well as a few other historical sites in the old part of the town.

Accommodation: Traditional Shanxi Courtyard House

Dinner: Not included. Guests are free to explore the area and sample the local food themselves.

 

Day 5 Pingyao Old Town

pingyao wall02 textWe will go to Pingyao on the morning of the First Full Moon Festival, and spend the whole day exploring the town.

Accommodation: Traditional Shanxi Courtyard House

Dinner: Not included. Guests are free to explore the area and sample the local food themselves.

 

Day 6 Shuanglin Temple and the Wang Family Compound

wang family compound01In the morning, we will spend roughly 2 hours at Shuanglin Temple, and then we will visit the largest of the Shanxi Grand Compounds – the Wang Family Compound.

Accommodation: Traditional Shanxi Courtyard House

Dinner: Traditional Shanxi-style cuisine

 

Day 7 Pingyao – Taiyuan – Beijing

We will return by train to Taiyuan (the capital city of Shanxi Province), and then either take a flight or train back to Beijing.