Half-Day Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Ancient City

Half-Day Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Ancient City

Wander the pinched lanes of Pingyao Ancient City, dozens of museums, hundreds of historic buildings and years of history unfold before your eyes. Accompanied by a private tour guide service, travel back to ancient time, discover the thriving merchant town during the Ming Dynasty.

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Stop At: Ancient City of Pingyao, In Pingyao County, Pingyao County 031100 China

Pingyao Ancient City is bounded by an intact city wall, gates access the old town at various points in the east, west, north and south. The Ancient City Wall is a good place to start the tour. It was constructed nearly 3,000 years ago, and at present it still keeps the original appearance of the city wall renovated in the early Ming Dynasty which is several hundred years ago. The contruction method is simply but delicate. Its circumference is about 6,163 meters, with a height at 6 to 10 meters.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ming and Qing Dynasties Street,South Main Street, Pingyao County 031100 China

The old town's main drag is Nan Dajie, also known as 'Ming-and-Qing-Dynasties Ancient Street', is the central axis of Pingyao Ancient City. During the Ming and Qing dynasties (1367–1912), Nan Dajie (South Street) controlled more than half of the financial institutions in China and was known as the 'China’s Wall Street' of that period. Now it is still the most prosperous place in Pingyao.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Pingyao Confucian Temple, In Ancient City of Pingyao, Pingyao County 031100 China

Pingyao Confucius Temple is the earliest built and the best preserved of its kind in China. It has an exhibition showing the history and development of ancient China' imperial examination system. Other precious relics on display include ancient civil officials' costumes and accessories and the examination paper of a number one scholar.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rishengchang Former Bank, Dapu Village, Pingyao County 031100 China

Established in 1823, Rishengchang is the first and was the biggest draft bank in China at that time, and had been famous for "Hui Tong Tian Xia", meaning "business conneting the whole world". Rishengchang is located on the West Street of Pingyao Ancient Town. From its establishment via prosperity till its closure, it operated for over 100 years. At Rishengchang, visitors will learn about its development and how it was managed via the exhibitions.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Comfortable walking shoes are recommended."
"You will receive details about tour guide and exact meeting time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also contact you through hotel or leave a message for you regarding the exact time the night before tour."
"Your AncientCityPASS ticket includes 22 attractions for one-time admission each. Your ticket is valid for 3 consecutive days, starting with and including the first day of use. Ticket fee RMB125 is not included in this tour pricing."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"

Hora de Inicio: 8:30 AM
Duración: 5 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Pingyao Ancient City, 656J+8P7, Pingyao, Jinzhong, Shanxi, China

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Private English-speaking tour guide

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • PingyaoAncientCityPASS Ticket
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Confucian Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Rishengchang Former Bank


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