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.