Shanghai to Taiyuan by China Eastern Airline MU5689 Dep 09:55 - Arr 12:00
Airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Taiyuan), Our guide and driver will escort you from Taiyuan to Pingyao
This morning, your Shanghai tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or home and take you to the train station. A high speed train will take you out of Shanghai, heading to Taiyuan.
In Taiyuan, China Travel's professional tour guide will escort you to Pingyao. Check in upon arrival.
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One of the best things of booking a tour is that much time and trouble will be saved from arranging land transfer and accommodation on your own.
The high speed train to Taiyuan leaves at 1015 and arrives at 1307.
The drive from Taiyuan to Pingyao takes about 1.5 hours depending on the traffic.
Pingyao Ancient Town, The Mingqing Street, The Rishengchang Draft Bank, Ancient City Wall
Honored as one of the best preserved ancient towns in China, Pingyao Ancient Town keeps the history alive. Today you will spend a whole day at this great town. You will visit Rishengchang Draft Bank, the first bank in China dating back to 1644. Later, have lunch in a famous old restaurant.
The major color tone in Pingyao Ancient Town is black and dark green. White shirt or light-colored clothes might cause overexpose while taking photos.
Tap water in Pingyao is pumped up from wells that are mostly over 200-meter-deep, thus the boiled water you drink at the hotel or retsuarant is a bit salty. We suggest you drink bottled water if you don't like the taste. (FYI, Nongfu Spring is one of the best brands for bottled water.)
There are many stores and vendors selling Pingyao Beef and claim themselves to be the most authentic. How to spot good beef? Make sure you buy the beef that is pink but not red and bagged in kraftpaper bags. Guanyun is one of the best brands to choose.