Experience the China of ancient times in Pingyao in the Shaxi Province. Go inside the walls of this traditional town still intact from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and visit the Qiao Family Mansion and Shuanglin Temple to see ancient artisan sculptures.
What to Expect
Begin your day in the middle of the Shanxi province in Pingyao. Pingyao is the most well preserved ancient town in China. Venture inside the intact city walls dating back to the Ming Dynasty to experience a true taste of a traditional town, and find buildings dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties still as they were centuries ago.
Next visit Qiao Family Mansion located in Qiaojiabao Village. This home was built during the reign of Qianlong, emperor of the Qing Dynasty. The mansion served as the residence of a prominent Qing financier and businessman and is now famous for serving as the setting of the Chinese film, 'Raise the Red Lantern'.
Make a stop at Shuanglin Temple to see more than 2,000 colorful sculptures reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties before being returned to your hotel.
Know Before You Go
Please note: Itineraries are subject to change.