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5 Days Shanxi Highlights Tour to Datong, Taiyuan and Pingyao

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Day 1: Take early flight from Beijing to Datong. Be met at Datong airport and visit Mt. Hengshan and Grand Hanging Temple.

Program:
Take early flight from Beijing to Datong (CA1119 6:35 - 7:45 for reference). Be met at Datong airport and transferred to Hunyuan County (65 km, about 1 hour 10 minutes driving) to visit Mt. Hengshan and Grand Hanging Temple.
-Mt. Hengshan: "North Mountain" of Chinese "the five Mountians" which is one of the most famous mountains in China. It is a fault mountain between the Northern plateau and Jibei Plain. Mt. Hengshan is also the Holy Land of Taoist Quanzhen Sect.
-Grand Hanging Temple: it was built in North Wei Dynasty, with the history of 1400 years, hanging on the cliff of Jinlong Valley of Mt. Hengshan; further more, the temple is a unique one with the statues of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucius.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 4-5 star hotel in Datong

Note: You could arrive Dationg from different cities, but Beijing is the best choice. We could modify this tour program according to your arrival time on the fist day. 

(Flight Shanghai - Datong for reference: MU5247 8:15 - 11:05)

Day 2: Visit Yungang Grottoes and Nin-Dragon Creen in the morning, and be transferred from Datong to Taiyuan in the afternoon.

Program:
In the morning, visit one of the 3 main grottoes - Yungang Grottoes and the oldest surviving Nin-Dragon Creen in Datong. After lunch, be drived from Datong to Pingyao (277 km, about 3 hours driving) by your private vehicle.
-Yungang Grottoes: Begun around AD 460, these grottoes are the earliest Buddhist carvings in China Central Plains.
-Nin-Dragon Creen of Datong: the oldest surviving Nin-Dragon Creen in China, was built from 1392-1396.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 4-5 star hotel in Taiyuan

Day 3: All day Taiyuan program to Jinci Temple and Shanxi Provincial Museum.

Program:
In the morning, visit Jinci Temple and in the afternoon, go to Shanxi Provincial Museum.
-Jinci Temple: A memorial temple for Shanxi's Feudal prices Tangshuyu. Now here is famous for its landscape, garden, architecture, wall painting and statues.
-Shanxi Provincial Museum: It was first built in 1919, now the museum have two ancient architecture  (Taiyuan Confucious' Temple and Chunyang Palace) and a new exhibition building, with more than 100000 pieces of objects.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 4-5 star hotel in Taiyuan

Day 4: The private vehicle will drive you from Taiyuan to Pingyao. and visit Pingyao Ancient Town and Qiao Courtyard.

Program:
The private vehicle will drive you from Taiyuan to Pingyao (102 km, about 1.5 hour driving). And visit Pingyao Ancient Town and Qiao Courtyard.
-Pingyao Ancient Town: Possibly the best-preserved ancient walled city in China. It has a movie-set charm that makes the hearts of even the most hardened expats skip a beat.
-Qiao Family Courtyard House: This ornately decorated resident is where Zhang Yimou's chilling movie Raise the Red Lantern, starring Gong Li, was filmed. The complex consists of six courtyards, containing more than 300 rooms, and was built by Qiao Guifa, a small-time tea and bean-curd merchant who rose to riches.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 4-5 star hotel in Pingyao

Day 5: Be transferred to Taiyuan Airport or Pingyao Train Station for your next destination. End of Service.

Program:
Be transferred to Taiyuan Airport (there is no airport in Pingyao, so if take air, should drive back to Taiyuan) or Pingyao Train Station for your next destination. End of Service.
Meals: Breakfast
Service includes:

*Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).

*All meals as specified in the itinerary.

*Transportations between cities specified above in the itinerary.

*Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.

*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.

*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.

*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

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Day 1:
Datong

`Mt. Hengshan
`Grand Hanging Temple

Day 2:
Datong, Taiyuan

`Yungang Grottoes
`Nin-Dragon Creen

Day 3:
Taiyuan

`Jinci Temple
`Shanxi Provincial Museum

Day 4:
Taiyuan, Pingyao

`Pingyao Ancient Town
`Qiao Courtyard

Day 5:
Pingyao, Taiyuan

`Airport or Train Station Transfer