Unesco Wonders Of Shanxi China Datong And Pingyao Balidian, China
See the ancient UNESCO towns of Datong and Pingyao in China’s Shanxi Province on this remarkable 04-day tour.


This 04-day tour visits the ancient UNESCO towns of Datong and Pingyao in China’s Shanxi Province. This intriguing area is located 01-hour by flight from Beijing in the Northern part of China.

Visit Datong, the ancient capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty and the Yungang Grottoes, considered to be a symbol of the ‘golden age’ of Buddhist cave art in China. Visit Pingyao, a perfect example of a preserved medieval city in China, lined with paved alleyways and traditional courtyard-style homes lit with red lanterns, all surrounded by reinforced city walls.

Along the way you’ll learn, absorb and savor the sights, sounds and subtle nuances through unique interactions that only a trip with Backyard Travel can offer. Your guide will show you behind the scenes of the real China as you step back in time in these ancient towns.

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Balidian, China
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Unesco Wonders Of Shanxi China Datong And Pingyao
Balidian, Beijing


Maeve Nolan  (View Profile)
Backyard Travel is an independent online company specializing in tailor made tours to seven destinations in Southeast Asia, Japan and China. Launched in mid February 2012 with headquarters in Bangkok Thailand, Backyard Travel is staffed by locals and expats with many years of experience in the travel industry, who are committed to sharing their deep knowledge of, and passion for the region. Clients travelling with Backyard Travel will explore hidden places and see the classics with a unique twist, connect on a deep level with local people and ultimately gain a genuine understanding of the countries and cultures they visit.

Maeve Nolan
Backyard Travel
Level 18, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wire
Bangkok, 10330

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