Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Pingyao Ancient City and Shuanglin Temple

Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Pingyao Ancient City and Shuanglin Temple

Get to know Pingyao in one day on this private full-day tour from Taiyuan. Follow your personal tour guide and hop on your private vehicle to see top Pingyao attractions such as Pingyao ancient town, City Wall, Confucius Temple, Temple of City God, Ming and Qing Dynasty Street and Rishengchang Former Bank. Break for a local lunch, then explore the 1,400 years old Shuanglin Temple which is reputed to be the 'ancient painted sculptures museum'. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch and travel by private vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Pingyao or return Taiyuan.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Taiyuan East Railway Station, In Xiaodian District, Taiyuan 030006 China

Your driver will pick you up in the lobby of your Taiyuan hotel by hold your name sign, you will be transferred to Taiyuan Railway Station, experience 30 minutes fatalistic bullet train ride to Pingyao.

Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China

Upon arrival, your local tour guide will hold your name sign waiting at the exit of the arrival hall, hop on your private vehicle, heading directly to the Ancient City of Pingyao. Follow your tour guide to explore the city highlights.

Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Pingyao old city is listed as the UNESCO site. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old times lifestyle and appreciate the charms of old China. Feel free to discuss with your tour guide on where you want to go in the old city.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ming and Qing Dynasties Street,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100 China

Next, discover the shops and restaurants along the Ancient Ming-Qing Street, feel the atmosphere of the flourishing businesses and admire the Ming and Qing style architecture. Here is the best place to shop for your souvenirs.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ping Yao Temple of the City God, Chenghuang Temple Street, Pingyao County 031100 China

Continue to explore one of the best preserved temples in China- Tempe of the City God. Admire its wonderful woodcarvings, stone sculptures, painted sculptures and mural paintings which reflect excellent craftsmanship at that time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: City Wall of Pingyao, Within Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China

Typically you will start from the Pingyao Old City Wall.

The City Wall of Pingyao is one of the well-preserved walls in China. In 1997, the City Wall along with the Ancient Town was listed as one of the World Cultural Heritage. Follow your tour guide to stroll around the area.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pingyao Confucian Temple, In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100 China

Afterwards, heading to Pingyao Confucian Temple. Founded as early as in the Tang Dynasty (618 - 908 AD), Pingyao Confucian Temple is one of the oldest and currently the best-preserved of its kind in China. Stroll around the courtyards and halls with your guide, get to know Confucius (551 - 478 BC), who is a famous philosopher, educator and the founder of the Confucian school.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rishengchang Former Bank, Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100 China

Next, visit the museum of the first bank of China, get to know its history and stories behind

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Shuanglin Temple, Qiaotou Village, Zhongdu Country, Pingyao County 031100 China

Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then spend time to explore the UNESCO site of Shuanglin Temple.

Shuanglin Temple is reputed to be the 'ancient painted sculptures museum'. It houses more than 2,000 colorful sculptures reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, admire the 1,400 years paintings and sculptures. Get to know the history, stories behind and learn the history about the Buddhism in China. Feel free to ask your tour guide if you have any questions.

After the tour finished, you can choose to end your tour in Pingyao or return Taiyuan.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Stroller accessible"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Duration: 8 To 10 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your hotel in Taiyuan, please provide your hotel details when make booking.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Entrance Fee
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
  • Entry/Admission - Ping Yao Temple of the City God
  • Entry/Admission - City Wall of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Rishengchang Former Bank
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Confucian Temple

Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities


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