Xian to Pingyao by Train No. D2506 (Xian Bei (north) Railway Station - Pingyaogucheng Railway Station) Dep 09:38 - Arr 12:23
Train station Transfer (Xian), Train station Transfer (Pingyao), Pingyao Ancient Town, The Rishengchang Draft Bank, Ancient City Wall, The Mingqing Street
You will reach Pingyao in the noon. Our local tour guide will escort you to Pingyao. Check in and have a short break.
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.
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.
Pingyao to Xian by Train No. D2565 (Pingyaogucheng Railway Station - Xian Bei (north) Railway Station) Dep 15:40 - Arr 18:29
Wang Family Courtyard, Shuanglin Temple, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Pingyao), Train station Transfer (Xian)