5 Days Datong, Pingyao and Yu County In-depth Tour

Shanxi Datong and Pingyao are two famous historic and cultural cities with well preserved ancient appearance. During this tour, you will have the chance to explore the profound cultures of these two ancient cities, as well as the ancient village and Cang Mountain in Yu county.


  • Marveled at the Hanging Temple, Nine-Dragon Screen, Yungang Caves in Datong.
  • Enjoy the peace of Pingyao ancient city.
  • Explore the primitive Da Chang Village and Cang Mountain in Yu county.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Datong Arrival
  • Day 2: Datong
  • Day 3: Datong – Pingyao
  • Day 4: Pingyao
  • Day 5: Pingyao – Yu County

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Datong Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Datong

Airport-hotel pickup and then transferred to your hotel. Free for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Datong

Sightseeing and Activities: Hanging Temple, Nine-Dragon Screen, Yungang Caves
Accommodation: Datong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at hotel, drive about 70km to visit Hanging Temple. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable for its location on a sheer precipice and the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

After the visit, drive back to Datong city and visit Nine-Dragon Screen and Yungang Caves. Nine Dragon Wall is the oldest and largest glazed-tile Nine Dragon wall still extant in China. And Yungang Grottoes are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China.

Day 3 Datong – Pingyao

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Pingyao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today after breakfast, escorted to take a train to Pingyao. Upon arrival, picked up by our local tour guide and transferred to your hotel in Pingyao. Free for the rest of the day.

Day 4 Pingyao Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Ming and Qing Street, Rishengchang Shop, Ancient Government Office, Ancient City Wall, Ancient Security Guard Company
Accommodation: Pingyao
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning after breakfast, head to visit one of the earliest exchange shops in China founded during the Qing Dynasty – Rishengchang Exchange Shop, to experience the scene that appeared one hundred years ago. The exchange shop is now a museum.

Then move on to the ancient city wall to get a bird view of this town and stroll along the ancient Ming and Qing Street, which was the busiest centre of business at that time.

Afterwards continue the tour to Ancient Government Office and Ancient Security Guard Company.

Day 5 Pingyao – Yu County

Sightseeing and Activities: Da Chang Village, Cang Mountain
Meals: Breakfast

Morning after breakfast, drive about 3 hours for 208km to Yu County. We will visit the ancient Da Chang Village and Cang Mountain. Time freezes in this 1,000-year-old village that is known for its nearly 100 two-story houses perched on a steep slope.

Cangshan is a pleasant place offering a picture of Chinese traditional mountain scenery with valley, cave, waterfall, forest, as well as ancient architectures. Enjoy this happy journey!

After the tour, escorted to the train station for your next destination.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.