Post Congress Trip 2

 

The Qiao Family’s Compound, Pingyao & Taiyuan, Shanxi, 2 Days

 

Day 1: Beijing--Taiyuan--Pingyao (L)
Morning pick-up at China National Convention Center and transfer to the railway station for the high-speed train to Taiyuan. Our English speaking guide will meet you at the railway station and transfer you to have lunch.
 

On the way to Pingyao, we visit the Qiao Family’s Compound which shows the unique characteristics of North China construction of the Qing Dynasty. Qiao Family Compound is a perfect example of traditional workmanship and design with graceful roofs, red lanterns and exquisite carvings. Stay the night in Pingyao free.

 

Day 2: Pingyao ----Taiyuan (B/L)
A day to explore charming Pingyao’s well-preserved streets and houses. Stroll on the Ancient City Wall, one of the 'Three Treasures' of Pingyao. The 39ft high and 15ft wide City Wall was used to keep out gangs of thieves intending on robbing the rich citizens and travelers.

Have a lunch at local restaurant.
Our next stop is the first draft bank of China, Rishengchang. It was a pioneer of modern banking and once operated the economic lifelines of the entire Qing Dynasty in the 19th century.
Transfer to Taiyuan railway
about 2hours drive. 

Service ends.