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Datong Nine Dragon Screen

6 Days Datong Pingyao Tour from Beijing

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Tour Code : A0406
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1 Person $1087 $ 1087

2 Person $750 $ 750

3 Person $680 $ 680

4 Person $590 $ 590

5 Person $543 $ 543

6 Person $501 $ 501

7 Person $490 $ 490

8 Person $459 $ 459

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10 Person $421 $ 421

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Explore highlight city of Shanxi province from Beijing by train, In Datong, you will trace back to discover ancient architectural wonders and learn about the history, also admire the brilliant Buddhist culture and art in Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Wandering from the Ancient City of Pingyao to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere there and learn more about the history and culture of North China.

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Hanging Temple

Hanging Temple is one of the world`s forgotten wonders.It was constructed by drilling holes into the cliffs side into which oak crossbeams and oak poles hold up the temple.Interestingly the temple is dedicated to not just one religion, but three, with Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism all practiced within the temple.

Hanging Temple

Yingxian Wooden Tower

YingxianWooden Tower built during the Liao (CE 916-1125) Dynasty take octagonal in shape,is built without the help of a single nail,screw,or bolt.Its unique construction employs fifty-four different kinds of duogong,or bracket arms,one of the most complex examples of roof construction in China,and,indeed,in the world.

Yingxian Wooden Tower

Datong Nine Dragon Screen

Datong Nine-Dragon Screen Wall was built over 600 years ago.is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen among the nine dragon wall screens located in China. This is also the only screen that was built outside Beijing.

Datong Nine Dragon Screen

Huayan Monastery

Huayan Monastery was once an imperial ancestral temple enshrined the statues of emperors. In early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Huayan Temple was destroyed once again but repaired for several times later to present situation.Today,It is one of the most prestigious Buddhism temples across the country.

Huayan Monastery

Yungang Grottoes

As one of most famous ancient grottoes , Yungang Grottoes is said to be the best preserved Buddhist cave art in China with 53 caves containing over 51,000 stone carvings of Buddha and Buddhist dating from the 5th and 6th centuries.

Yungang Grottoes

Pingyao Ancient City

Pingyao Ancient City is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the known world. It is still inhabited by 50,000 residents and is renowned for its well-preserved ancient city wall, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pingyao Ancient City

Shuanglin Temple

Shuanglin Temple is a large Buddhist temple in the Shanxi Province of China. It is notable for its collection of more than 2,000 decorated clay statues that are dated to the 12th-19th centuries. It is also nicknamed the museum of coloured sculptures.

Shuanglin Temple

Wang Family Compound

The Wang Family Compound is the largest of the Shanxi Courtyard Houses. Located in Lingshi County,Shanxi,the fortress compound is a tight arrangement of courtyard residences.It is one of 123 residences listed as part of the "Ancient Residences in Shanxi entry in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 2008.

Wang Family Compound

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6

Day 1 Beijing-Datong by Train

Be picked up at the hotel in Beijing by the driver then transfer to Beijing Railway Station to take the train to Datong(around 6 hours). Upon arrival, your tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer to the hotel. Free activity!

Day 2 Datong-Jinzhong by Private Vehicle

Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

On this day, start the day off at the Hanging Monastery after hotel pick-up by the driver and tour guide. The Hanging Temple features Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism which built along the steep cliff. Then drive 1 hour to Yingxian Wooden Pagoda which is renowned for being a whole piece of work without any nails. Return to hotel.

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Hanging Temple
Yingxian Wooden Tower
Lunch

Day 3 Jinzhong

Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Datong Nine Dragon Screen

The tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning, then start an excursion to Yungang Grottoes where you'll see stretching graves from east to west with different styles of Buddhist statues. After sampling palatable lunch, then move to the largest and most well-preserved temple. Get to see the Upper Huayan Temple and Lower Huayan Temple, different gates and architecture styles. Have a close look at Datong Nine Dragon Screen with glazed tiles. At last, send you back to the hotel.

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Datong Nine Dragon Screen
Huayan Monastery
Yungang Grottoes
Lunch

Day 4 Datong-Pingyao by Train

Be picked up at the hotel in Beijing by driver then transfer to Datong Railway Station to take the train to Pingyao(around 5.5 hours). Upon arrival, your tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer to the hotel. Free activity!

Day 5 Pingyao Ancient City

Pingyao Ancient City

After freshening up today, you will spend your time exploring Ancient City Wall in Pingyao Ancient City; one of the four remaining well-preserved ancient city walls in China. Then visit the Rishengchang Exchange Shop which is the earliest bank in China. Afterwards, move on to the Ming Qing Street which is an interesting street to experience ancient Chinese culture. Then visit the Armed Escort Company which provides security service for protecting commerce and cash moving in the ancient time. Finally, visit County Government Office, an ancient city hall and law court. After the tour, return to hotel.

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Pingyao Ancient City
Lunch

Day 6 Pingyao Ancient City-Jiexiu-Pingyao Ancient City by Private Vehicle

Shuanglin Temple, Wang Family Compound

After breakfast, visit Shuanglin Temple, which stands more than 2,000 various colorful Buddhist statuses from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Enjoy the vivid like statues and explore history from your tour guide. After lunch, drive to Wang Family Compound, you'll amaze at its grand buildings in Ming and Qing style architecture, browse carved doorway, walls, and windows slowly when exploring Red Gate Castle and Gaojiaya etc. Learn the history of Wang Family and how they creat this fabulous mansion. In the late afternoon, send to the railway station or hotel.

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Shuanglin Temple
Wang Family Compound
Lunch

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Hotel Description

Hotel Position : Plaza del Angel, 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Opened:2000

Number of rooms:108

Postcode:100007

Redecorated:2017

The Ping'anfu Hotel (Ping'anfu Binguan) is a luxury hotel located in the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is only 4 kilometers from the railway station and 28 kilometers from the airport. This hotel provide comfortable rooms, ranging from standard doubles to deluxe suites. Facilities in rooms include international direct dial telephones, satellite televisions, central air conditioning and mini bars. Room service is available on request. Guests of the hotel will also have the chance to relax in the sauna and massage center. The hotel has numerous restaurants, mostly serving Chinese cuisine.

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Hotel Policies

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in from 14:00

Check-out before 12:00

Hotel Notes

Smoking is now strictly prohibited within all public and enclosed spaces in Beijing. This hotel will NOT offer smoking rooms.

Hotel Description

Opened:2000

Number of rooms:108

Postcode:100007

Redecorated:2017

Price Includes

Entrance tickets

Air-conditioned vehicle with driver

Lunch as listed

English speaking tour guide

A bottle of water per day per person

Hotel for 5 nights (if selected)

Hard seat train tickets as listed(can upgrade at your request)

Excludes

Tips to the guide and driver

Dinner

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benniejay

2019-07-31
Yes everything was spectacular and fascinating very professional and prompt services. There were beautiful places to explore and to see in the 4 hours that we had. The comfort and beauty of the China was incredible, The history, culture and way of life of the local people we bumped into during the layover was beyond our expectations. Hiking on the Great wall after driving through a small remote countryside was very relaxing and rejuvenating. It was the best trip ever to experience on a few hours.

We had not previously used a travel agency for touring. The crew including the driver and tour guide were really funny, friendly and knowledgeable. Despite having limited time we still had free time allowing for shopping and grabbing a meal and drinks. Highly recommend this layover in Beijing.
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mirceao455

Bucharest, Romania

2019-06-28
Great, compact, amazing tour. Our guide Jenny did the best to show us the most important attractions in Beijing in just a 2 day tour. I recommand her tours, she is great with groups, friendly and well prepared.
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2funworldtravers

2019-05-25
Mike and Karen, Tucson, Arizona
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pedro148595

2019-05-22
Highly recommend for everyone coming to Beijing
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Mdezarraga2

2019-05-22
We had an amazing trip with Jenny! She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions in fantastic English. She also is very organized so we were on time to each stop of our tour!
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Durban, South Africa

2019-05-09
Booking from South Africa on ChinaTour.net was so quick and easy, however I had to mail customer service as I had not received my confirmation within the 48 hours that the original mail had stated. Once done I received confirmation for all my train and internal flights within 20 minutes of sending the mail. I would highly recommend this website for booking trips through China and i will use it again in future.
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NYCfoodiegirl

New York, NY

2019-04-29
Well worth it! Jenny was really nice and incredibly helpful with the immigration process after airport personnel originally escorted to the wrong area and didn’t want to allow leaving the airport. She takes great photos! Beautiful views and fun to take the toboggan down. Wasn’t too crowded on this day - and definitely worth doing with a 7 hour layover. Nice car and driver too.
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NancyVaB

2019-04-13
Great app to buy train tickets. If you don't know the language you just show the e-ticket that the app gave you and the seller will give the tickets to you without the need to talk.
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aklein729

2019-02-20
Had a great layover tour! 100% worth it. Was easily picked up and transported to the Great Wall and back to the airport. Jenny’s English is perfect so communication flowed nicely. She even helped me take photos on the Great Wall!
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Sreesagubadi

valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago

2019-02-08
I used China tour company to visit Hangzhou on on feb 7th. It’s a private tour. The experience is very pleasant and enjoyable. Tour guide Mr. Mark Zhou was very good. He speaks good English and very patient. He knows his stuff. I visited West Lake , Buddhist temple and the Pagoda. The tour was very enjoying and place (Hangzhou) is a must to see if you wish to enjoy the nature and Chinese culture and tradition. I recommend it to every one visiting China.
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Booking Note

How to Choose Tour Type?

Affordable Group Tour:

Our small group tour is around of 15 peoples picked up from different hotels. Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries.

Best Value Private Tour:

More flexible and time saving.No need to wait for other tourists.Flexible schedule . Possible to be customized for your own itinerary. A privet tour guide and air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.

How to Book?

1. You can book online, choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Wechat and Bank Transfer. After booking, we will send you a booking confirmation email.

2. When you arrive at the departure city, the exactly pick up time will inform by your tour guide though your hotel one night before your tour date.

3.Pick-up Service: To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the fourth ring road of the city. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area. If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, we suggest you find the nearest hotel on the main street as your pick-up point.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Hotel, flight and train ticket fees are not refundable.

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Tour Code: A0406

Duration: 6days

Departure date: Everyday

Tour type: Private

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