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On this four-day private guided tour from Beijing, see wondrous ancient Chinese architecture in and around the towns of Pingyao and Datong. Learn about the historical and cultural elements of Pingyao’s important sites, including the Rishengchang Exchange House and the old city wall. Explore the Wang Family Courtyard, a mansion with lavish classic architecture, and discover the secrets of the Hanging Temple. You’ll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes. Throughout your tour, hear interesting facts and tidbits about China’s ancient heritage and the significance of these sites from your expert guide.

Venture away from bustling Beijing for four days of classical Chinese history on this private tour to the old towns of Pingyao and Datong with your own private guide. Pingyao is the only city in China that has completely preserved its ancient backdrop and displays no modern influences. Datong is a historical town that dates all the way back to the Han Dynasty. Step back in time as you explore these old cities and see neighboring cultural sites like the Wang Family Courtyard, the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes.One-way flight from Beijing to Tai Yuan (near Pingyao) and the bullet train ride back to Beijing are both included.Please see the Itinerary below for a more detailed schedule.