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7-Day Shanxi Tour

Datong and Pingyao Tourist Map Guide
Tour Code: CFT-SX-02
Tour Name: 7-Day Shanxi Tour
Note: B—Breakfast, L—Lunch, D—Dinner

Destination: Datong, Mt. Wutain, Pingyao, Taiyuan

Departs: Anytime

Tour Highlights

>>Yungang Buddist Caves
>>Pingyao Ancient City
>>Many unique ancient temples, monasteries and pagodas
>>One of the four famous Buddhist mountains

Tour Overview
It has long since been satisfactorily established that Shanxi is "the capital of coal" in China or other places. And it is alway being neglected by the foreign tourists until the Pingyao Ancient City, Yungang Grottos, Wutai Mountain, Qiao Family's Compound... were designated as the world heritage sites by the UNESCO. Actually, Shanxi Province was once one of the typical representatives of the central plains' culture in China. This tour, we will rediscover the great land with more than 5,000 years' history and culture.

Day 1 Arrive in Datong (D)
Meet your local guide and driver at the Datong Airport (or Datong Railway Station) and then transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Datong Hotel (4-star)

Day 2 Datong (B, L, D)
Enjoy a full-day tour of the Nine Dragon Screen, the Yungang Grottoes and the Huayan Monastery.

Day 3  Datong To Mt. Wutaishan (B, L)
Morning drive to Hunyuan County to visit the spectacular Hanging Temple (aka Hanging Monastery), and then transfer to Yingxian County to see the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda. Continue the journey to Wutai Mountain (about 2 hrs drive). Stay overnight at Wutai County. Hotel: Yindu Resort (4-star)

Day 4  Mt. Wutaishan To Taiyuan (B, L)
Make half-day excursion to the Wutai Mountain. The attractions will include Xiantong Temple, Pusading (Bodhisattva Summit) Temple, the Big White Pagoda in Chongfu Temple (old name: Taiyuan Temple ) and Wan Fo Ge (Wuye Temple). Enjoy a Buddhist Vegetarian lunch.  After the tour, drive about 4 hours to Taiyuan and check into Shanxi Hotel (4-star).

Day 5  Taiyuan To Pingyao (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the Jinci Temple and Twin Pagoda Temple. Later drive about 2 hours to Pingyao Ancient City, on the way pay a visit to the Qiao Family's Compound. Hotel: Lizeyuan International Hotel (4-star)

Day 6  Pingyao To Taiyuan (B, L)
Explore the Wang Family's Compound, the Shuanglin Temple, the Ancient City Wall, the Rishengchang Exchange Shop, and the Ming and Qing Street. Hotel: Shanxi Hotel (4-star).

Day 7  Taiyuan Departure (B)
Drive back to Taiyuan for the flight/train to your next destination.

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