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Old Charm Pingyao with Jing's Residence Courtyard

From RMB 2600
Travel days:  3 days
 /  2 nights

  • Seat on the D-train from Beijing to Taiyuan and Taiyuan to Beijing ,
  • Transfers in customary air-conditioned coaches
  • Accommodation in selected hotels in standard rooms with bath/shower, WC, and daily breakfast.
  • English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing. Other language is available on request.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch)
  • Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program
  • 24-hour hotline service
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.
  • Pingyao
    Jing's Residence
    Nestled amongst dusty curio shops and traditional noodle restaurants in the old world walled city of Pingyao is the 19-room Jing's Residence, the most luxurious residence Pingyao has to offer. The stylish design of this small boutique hotel echoes harmoniously with its surroundings, established in the former siheyuan (courtyard home) of a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant.Courtyard Room5*
  • Quotation is based on at least two people traveling together.
  • The above mentioned rates are subject to availability. Kindly note that no reservation has been made at this moment.
  • For certain sightseeing venues, if a child is taller than 120 cm, entrance fees are calculated as an adult. For further visits or re-entry at some sites, the entrance fee must be paid again and this will be the responsibility of the client.
  • If you have any further ideas, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to adjust the offer according to your wishes.
  • Extra bed is not available in Courtyard Room (but is available in higher room categories)

Travel content

Surrounded by one of the best examples of a traditional city wall anywhere in China, Pingyao is home to a treasure trove of late Imperial Northern Chinese architecture, a monument to the great and powerful financial families that once reigned supreme here. This perfect weekend getaway from Beijing offers the unique pleasures of a stay in Jing's Residence, an elegant courtyard dwelling all your own that provides visitors with the opportunity to truly experience the charm of Pingyao.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Beijing – Taiyuan – Pingyao (L) D2003 8:00-11:26
    • Take the train from Beijing West railway Station to Taiyuan.
    • Guide will pick you up at Taiyuan train station. Transfer to Pingyao after lunch.
    • Then transfer to Jin Ci Museum (Jin Memorial temple). Jin Memorial Temple was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) in memory of Shuyu, the second son of the Zhouwu kingdom. The Temple is in a compound with halls, pavilions, and towers. Along with mountains and streams, historical relics, and trees reaching high up to the sky set each other off beautifully and form a scenic picture of ancient buildings and gardens.
    • First you will visit a local village with a western Catholic church, inside which you can experience the local’s daily life. Catholicism was first introduced to China around 1620 BC by Italian missionaries. The first Catholic Church was built in 1624 by a Belgium Missionary in Taiyuan.
    • Next we will do some sightseeing at the Qiao Family Courtyard. This courtyard, formerly named "Zaizhongtang", located in Qiao Jiabao Village of Qi County, is the mansion of Qiaozhiyong, a famous business and financial capitalist in the Qing dynasty. Building was begun in the Qianlong years of the Qing Dynasty (mid 18th century), however, the magnificent architectural complex was only finally finished in the early 20th century by two restorations and one expansion.
    • Arrive in Pingyao Old city in the early evening, transfer to hotel.
    • Overnight in Pingyao
  • Day 2:
    Pingyao ( B L)
    • Breakfast at the hostel.
    • Guided tour of Pingyao's old city wall (built in 1370 and considered one of the best examples of its kind) and the Rishengchang piaohao, the oldest bank in China. These fascinating and beautifully preserved courtyard establishments were home to China's first money merchants that flourished during late Imperial times. For a chance to learn more about the history of Chinese bureaucracy and the roots of the Chinese legal system in the Qing dynasty see a reenactment of an ancient court trial.
    • Time at leisure to explore the cobblestone streets, courtyards, residences, and museums on your own. Courtyard restaurants and western cafes provide plenty of options for dinner or afternoon tea.
    • Overnight in Pingyao.
  • Day 3:
    Pingyao – Taiyuan – Beijing (B) D2008 12:38-16:00
    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Transfer back to Taiyuan and take train to Beijing
    • End of service