Pingyao County is located in the center of Shanxi Province. With a long history or nearly 2800 years, its ancient city has not only kept the original look from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, but was also listed as a World Heritage Site in 1997. Besides that, Shanxi carries most of the essence of Chinese Civilization from the past five thousand years. From cultural relics and historical sites to architectural achievements, it is a clear demonstration of the brilliance of our ancestors as well as a picture of their life style.
Both of these beautiful, ancient locations are on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Yungang grottoes are one of the best preserved Buddhist caves in the world and today still holds an important spot in Buddhist culture and history.
As a World Culture Heritage site, the Ancient City of Pingyao is a valuable representative of culture. It presents a complete picture of the extraordinary cultural, social, economic and religious development during the course of Chinese history. Not far away from Pingyao, you will visit Zhangbi Ancient Castle and the Wang Family Compound. This tour will give you a general idea of people’s lifestyle in ancient China.