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Private Tour: Wang's Family Compound and Shuanglin Temple From Pingyao provided by Trippest Pingyao

Private Tour: Wang's Family Compound and Shuanglin Temple From Pingyao

Private Tour: Wang's Family Compound and Shuanglin Temple From Pingyao
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your private guide at your hotel, and hop inside your private, climate-controlled vehicle. Then, sit back and gaze out at Pingyao’s suburbs as you make the roughly 20-minute journey to the village of Qiaotou, the home of Shuanglin Temple. Built about 1,500 years ago, this ornate Buddhist place of worship is famous for its ancient locust trees, frescoes, and over 2,000 clay statues of Buddha. On arrival, head inside the UNESCO-listed complex to explore the ornately designed, mural-coated halls and courtyards. View the rows of brightly painted statues dating to the Song and Yuan dynasties, and hear from your guide how ‘Shuanglin’ translates as ‘double forest,’ a reference to the two trees Buddha passed under to enter 'nirvana,' the highest state of happiness. Having explored here, continue to a local restaurant for a delicious Chinese lunch, and then relax on the approximately 1-hour drive to your next stop: the Wang Family Mansion. This beautiful, hillside cluster of 123 courtyards and 1,118 rooms is a masterpiece of Qing dynasty residential architecture. Originally built in the 16th century for the prominent Wang merchant family, it was expanded and restored right up until the 19th century. Enter the magnificent, walled compound, and explore the labyrinthine quadrangles and alleyways. Admire the folk architecture of the houses, temples, and pavilions, and hear how they reflect the strict social hierarchies of those who lived here. On your wanders, stop to visit the exhibition halls and museums. Take in the precious artworks, calligraphy, jade, and other treasures on display, and hear about the stories and symbolism behind them. After about seven hours’ exploring, relax on your ride back to Pingyao, where your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7137P72
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off • English-speaking tour guide • Transfer by reliable driver and air-conditioned vehicle • Entrance fee • Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple • Entry/Admission - Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch fee (RMB 60 per capita, depending on appetite).
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-up area should be within Pingyao.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pick-up and drop-off • English-speaking tour guide • Transfer by reliable driver and air-conditioned vehicle • Entrance fee • Entry/Admission - Shuanglin Temple • Entry/Admission - Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch fee (RMB 60 per capita, depending on appetite).
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pick-up area should be within Pingyao.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
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.
Lunch is not included in this tour. But you can have a lunch break at any time if needed, just let your tour guide know.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Shuanglin Temple
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
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