Pingyao Holidays & Tours

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The Ancient City of Ping Yao is an outstanding example of a Han Chinese city of the Ming and Qing dynasties (14th-20th centuries) that has retained all its features to an exceptional degree. It hosts some of the best-preserved traditional architecture in China and mostly stands as it was during its heydays in the late Ming and Qing dynasties. It has been listed since 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  In the city is the Daoist Temple one of the many temples that dot the city landscape and is beautifully maintained. The city is walled from the Ming period and surrounds the original city and it is still possible to walk along its ramparts. Built with rammed earth inside and brick and stone on the outside, the ancient city walls measure 10 metres high and 6162.70 metres long with 3-5 metre wide tops.

Datong is one of China's famous historical and cultural cities due to its ever prosperous history. Here you will find majestic old temples standing for thousands of year, the Yungang Grottoes to the west of the city, and grand natural sceneries at Mt. Hengshan, one of China's five sacred mountains.


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Best time to be there

While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.

Fly to

Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)

flying time

11 hours 20 minutes non-stop

time difference

GMT +7 hours

Visas

Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Luxury Small Group Journeys - The Ancient Silk Road with Sujata Raman

Nights: 9 | from £6,395pp

The ancient Silk Road was a network of overland trade routes that linked China with the Mediterranean. For a thousand years or so, merchants made the... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Classic Tibet

Nights: 10 | from £4,286pp

Tibet feels like a real-life Shangri-La, a time-warp realm hid-den in the Himalaya and swirled by incense and an air of mystery. In ten days you can explore... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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A Taste of China

Nights: 7 | from £2,807pp

Panda bears, a picture-perfect river and the Paris of the Orient – this chock-full week in China com-bines the lot, mixing relaxing cruising with explo-rations... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Landscapes of Yunnan

Nights: 11 | from £4,880pp

Get under the skin of the beautiful mountainous province of Yunnan on this 11 night itinerary which uncovers the province’s key sights and cultural highlights. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Luxury Small Group Journeys - China & The Yangzi 2017

Nights: 9 | from £4,800pp

Stay at two of the finest hotels in China — Four Seasons Hotel Beijing and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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Jing's Residence

The Jing's Residence has been beautifully restored and is located in the ancient walled city of Pingyao surrounded by curio shops and bustling restaurants... Find out more

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises – Beijing to Bangkok

Nights: 18 | from £6,250pp

Uncover Asia’s rich tapestry of varying cultures and dynasties. From the ancient and modern wonders of China’s frenetic cities to the scenic beauty of... Find out more

Holiday type: Group departure

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