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1 Day Pingyao Temples Sculptures Art Discovery to Zishou Temple, Zhenguo Temple, Shuanglin Temple and Qingxu Temple

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Day 1: All day Sculptures Art Discovery to Zishou Temple, Zhenguo Temple, Shuanglin Temple and Qingxu Temple.

Your private guide and driver will meet you at your Pingyao Hotel at 9:00. If you need to do the sketch, please contact us, we will adjust the program with fewer destinations.
After 15 minutes driving, we will arrive Zhenguo Temple (Buddhist temple). Zhenguo Temple is the only one remaining in China which exemplifies the architectural style of the Five Dynasties period (907-960). And  the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas, which has undergone numerous renovations but still retains its original style and unique structure. 
And then, we will drive to Shuanglin Temple (Buddhist temple). The most noteworthy artistic achievement in the Monastery is the colored figures which are displayed in ten halls. These halls, both large and small, are grouped around three courtyards, and house more than 2,000 exceptional painted Buddhist terracotta and wood statues dating back to the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. They are reputed to be a "treasure reserve of oriental painted sculptures".
The 3rd stop is Zishou Temple (Buddhist temple). Zishou Temple is famous mainly for its large Ming Dynasty frescoes and colourful sculptures of the 18 Buddhist Saints. It was rated a National Cultural Relic Preservation Unit in 2001 and is included in the "Dictionary of Scenic Spots in China".
After the Buddhist temples, we will drive to the Pingyao Ancient City, the last stop Qingxu Temple is in the ancient city and it is the most famous Taoist temple in Pingyao Ancient City. Qingxu Temple not only show you the Taoist culture, but also have exhibition for Pingyao history and culture. The highlights sculptures are the 5 meters dragon and white tiger god clay sculptures which was made in Yuan Dynasty. Furthermore, the Pingyao history and culture exhibition hall is also in the temple, you could discover the local folk art and handicrafts there.

Meal: lunch
Service includes: 
*Transfers between hotel and scenic spots as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide..
*Lunch as specified in the itinerary.
*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary.
*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period. 
*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Do not suggest you to visit during Chinese public holiday vacations such as the May Labor's Day (1st -3th May), Chinese National Day (1st - 7th Oct), Chinese Spring Festival (depends the Chinese Lunar Calendar).


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