Pingyao County Tours
3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights
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3-Hour Private Walking Tour of Pingyao Highlights

By Pingyao Day Trips Private One-day Tour
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Ages 12-85
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: Chinese, English
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  • Professional and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee of the sights listed in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - City Wall of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Ming and Qing Dynasties Street
  • Entry/Admission - Pingyao Confucian Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Ancient City of Pingyao
  • Entry/Admission - Rishengchang Former Bank
  • Entry/Admission - Ping Yao Temple of the City God
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel room fee


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotel lobby at Pingyao
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48430P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48430P3

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        • Pingyao Day Trips Private One-day Tour
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          Joined in March 2014
        • EdMotion
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          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Miao mountain should be relabelled as a trekking trip
          Miao mountains should be delisted as a mountain walking tour. There is very little history there except as a ming dynasty military outpost, a huge fake Taoist monastery without any monks etc. But I must say it was great for trekking up valleys and some breathtaking views. A great day just being out there in the wild of sorts.
          Written September 29, 2021
        • ananthram r
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Temples in Pingyao
          Jonathan was an excellent guide. Fluent in English was familiar with history and took pains to explain . Helped us with restaurants and even sat with us to guide us while ordering food. Highly recommended.
          Written May 12, 2020
        • agnesseeto
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          Excellent tour guide!
          We had an amazing day with Jonathan of Red Plum Tour. Jonathan is a very pleasant and experienced tour guide who spoke fluent English and gave us enriching insights into Pingyao's history and culture from a local's perspective. He also recommended some delicious Pingyao dishes for lunch and he was great company. Highly recommended tour guide.
          Written December 18, 2019
        • Martin-M-123456789
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great one-day tour to Mian Mountain with Jonathan
          We have been picked up in the morning at our Hotel at Pingyao and transfered by private bus to mian mountain. The perfect english speaking guide Jonathan organised everything and gave explanations for all the location visited. Tour included also an outstanding lunch at local restaurant with excellent food and great views. Individual wishes have been recognised and met. At early evening we returned back to Hotel - fully satisfied =) We highly recommend this tour with Jonathan! It is a must see if you are at Pingyao and together with Jonathan it will be an outstanding experience.
          Written November 13, 2019
        • E874TJmich
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour guide
          Very friendly, competent and knowledgeable tour guide! Thank you very much for the nice tour! Thanks for the tip with Alipay, it works now also for tourists.
          Written November 12, 2019
        • 826itzhakz
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour in Pingyao old city
          . We arranged one day tour in Pingyao via mail with Jonathan who was very informative, helpful and quick to response. The company driver met us at the train station and took us to our hotel. Next morning we met our guide, Verena who spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about all the places we had visited. The car which they provided, was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed our tour very much and we highly recommend the company.
          Written October 8, 2019
        • joseps912
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Day tour to Mian Shan
          We spent a couple of days in Pingyao on our 3 weeks trip in china, because we wanted to visit the Mian Mountain. We scheduled the visit with Jonathan, the owner of Red Plum Travel. As the mountain is huge with many spots to visit he has been very helpful proposing a couple of circuits to choose. Finally our guide was Verena that came with a beautiful VAN with driver to pick us (we were 5) at our hotel in Pingyao. Verena managed to get the car inside the scenic area, what saved us much time from using the public bus to move between the spots. What to say about the visit? Views are breathtaking and Verena knew a lot of history from every single site. We visited Taoist and Buddhist temples, but also amazing nature spots. Verena also arranged a wonderful lunch for us in one of the hotels inside the mountain. They gave us all the time we needed on any of the atracttions with no rush, so we enjoyed them as much as we wanted. I will highly recommend to hire their services for whatever activity in the area.
          Written October 8, 2019
        • 672g
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Private Tour and Transfer Services with Pingyao Travel Guide.com
          Just returned from a 15 day trip to China with my family. Jonathan, the owner of Pingyao Travel Guide.com organized an outstanding tour and transfers for our visit to Pingyao. He promptly responded to all emails and answered all questions and concerns. All drivers were waiting for us as promised and all transfers were professional. Jonathan personally provided us with a guided tour of Mianshan Mountain. It was the highlight of our trip to China. He speaks perfect English and was completely trustworthy, responsible and honest. I highly recommend using Jonathan of Pingayo Travel Guide for all of your travel needs in the Pingyao region.
          Written August 2, 2019
        • aviv105
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended guide
          We just ended an extensive ten-day tour all over Shanxi (and little more until Luoyang) with Jonathan. We highly recommend him as a guide. Starting from the initial planning phase many months ago to build the route. Answers all our questions and also offers suggestions for hotels and sites to visit. During the trip himself Jonathan has a great deal of knowledge about the local culture. Also open to all our change but also initiates proposals for real-time changes. Highly, Highly recommended
          Written April 25, 2019
        • Barney L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day in stunning mountains and visiting beautiful temples
          Our excellent guide, Jonathan Zhang, accompanied us in a car he'd organised to the Mian Mountain area. It's an area he knows well and visits often, so he can explain the amazing Taoist and Buddhist Temples, some built into the cliffs in this stunning mountain area. This is one of those "must visit" parts of China and a good guide really makes the visit meaningful and helps the best use of time. The mountain range rises abruptly from the surrounding plain and the views from high up are breath-taking. Definitely worth a visit if you are staying in Pingyao or other nearby cities. If you can get Jonathan as your guide that will be a real bonus.
          Written April 10, 2019
        • VickyFit4Life
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hanging Monastery to Pingyao
          We had a wonderful trip around Shanxi province visiting sites that were of particular interest to us. Jonathan met us at 0600 on our arrival in Datong, off the sleeper train from Beijing, and delivered us to a local hotel where we had breakfast. At the appointed time we were picked up for a tour of the Hanging Monastery and Yungang Grottoes, before being transferred to our hotel in Pingyao that evening. The following morning we did a day tour that included Mian Shan and Zhangbi Ancient Castle. Another absolutely fabulous day. Our time with Jonathan concluded with a half day walking tour around Pingyao Ancient Town and the Town Walls. All in all a very memorable time in Shanxi thanks to Jonathan's passion and knowledge of the area.
          Written April 8, 2019
        • Chris P
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Look-See visit
          Jonathan was extremely helpful and accommodating with a bit of a specialized “look-see” visit we arranged to the Pingyao area. He and a driver picked us up in a rural village and first took us to the Wang Family Compound Via the back roads, then we squeezed in a visit to the Zhangbi underground castle, before heading to Pingyao and the evening show - Youjian Pingyao Show. The following day, we did brief tour around Pingyao and it’s history, followed by a visit to Shuanglin Lin Temple and the Jinci Temple. After this, he dropped us off at the airport in Taiyuan. Jonathan was a great help and I appreciated his knowledge of the area, as well as listening and responding to our specific requests. His menu suggestions were all spot on and appreciated. It was a great trip and ticked all the right boxes. Thanks
          Written April 7, 2019
        • siunyil
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour!
          We did a day and half of Pingyao Tour with Jonathan which included the visit to the old town, Wang’s compound, and Shaunglin Temple. From we were picked up in Pingyao train station until we were dropped off in the station in the next day, Jonathan arranged everything perfectly. Jonathan has very good English and also very patient to answer all of our questions. The car was very clean and his driver drove carefully. Even when my son left his pillow neck in our hotel in Pingyao, Jonathan called the hotel and arranged how the pillow delivered back to us before we were dropped off in the train station. I would recommend to engage Jonathan if you visit Pingyao!
          Written December 27, 2018
        • sofia_nandes
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trips to Datong Hanging (Xuankong) Monastery, Yungang Grottoes and Mian Shan
          Jonathan was very helpful since the beginning, answering to all my emails very quickly and always adding extra and very helpful information. We hired a Chinese driver for 2 days trip, 1-day to visit the Datong Hanging (Xuankong) Monastery, Yungang Grottoes a temple in Datong and nine dragon’s wall. When we need an extra help we call to Jonathan and he helps us right away. The other trip, was to visit Mian Shan mountan from Pingyao and this is an amazing place to visit. Do not hesitate to hire Jonathan services, since without any doubt he’ll find a trip that will adapt to your needs.
          Written December 22, 2018
        • Arun B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day trip to Pingyao with Jonathan!!
          Our family of four toured Pingyao with Jonathan. Jonathan started us off with breakfast at a local restaurant which served incredible noodles. We then saw the first Chinese banks, toured the City Wall, the Confucius, Taoist and Buddhist shrines. We toured some of the local shops and eventually headed out to Beijing. Jonathan was an excellent guide, spoke excellent English and had a deep understanding of the city and its culture. We strongly recommend Jonathan for any others that want a succinct but comprehensive tour of the city and its culture.
          Written December 8, 2018
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        juergen879
        Paderborn, Germany8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2017 • Friends
        Jonathan introduced us to Verena as a guide in Pingyao. Verena was able to answer all kinds of questions and read every wish from our lips. She has the city, temples, kung-fu schools and was able to explain the life of the inhabitants wonderfully. Verena's English was excellent.
        Rating:
        Historical Knowledge: ***** Perfect
        Language: ***** Perfect
        Tour: ***** Perfect
        Verena: A super nice and pleasant woman ******
        Written December 26, 2017
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        Thanks for your trust, and thanks for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed our service with Verena. Verena is really good English speaking and local guide. We always try our best to serve the good tour servcie to our guests. Welcome everyone to visit Pingyao and Shanxi.---Jonathan
        Written March 1, 2018
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        Leticia E
        Philadelphia, PA19 contributions
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        May 2018 • Couples
        Can't say enough of this lovely town. As usual, China Highlights assigned us a superb tour guide, Verena, who spoke excellent English and knew the city super well, since she grew up there. We stayed at Jing's Residence, a boutique hotel that is a must if you are spending the night there. Our experience in Pingyao could not have been better!
        Written June 3, 2018
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        CQ2007
        Manila127 contributions
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        Dec 2019
        Read about Pingyao in the 1843 Magazine; and immediately set my heart on it. After reading some reviews on Tripadvisor, I emailed Jonathan of Red Plum Travel who arranged everything for us- including roundtrip tickets from Xi'An to Pingyao, and the pick-up and drop-off at the train stations (Xi'An and Pingyao). At Pingyao itself, Jonathan took us around by foot and introduced the city where he grew up in. Lunch and light snacks were included in our package. Everything was organized very well; and I'm very happy to have visited Pingyao with Red Plum Travel.
        Written January 4, 2020
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        Thanks for your nice review of our Shanxi tour service. You just stay about 5 hours in Pingyao. We should not waste your time and must show you the most important sights, and serve the good service. from fast train station pick up and drop off, Pingyao highlights visiting, local food tasty, we should think about all and give you the impressive Pingyao trip for your family. Hopefully to arrange the Datong trip for your family after covid.
        Written September 24, 2021
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        Trisha J
        Whangarei, New Zealand42 contributions
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        Oct 2019
        Wow- we were so lucky we managed to get Johnathan at the last minute as we were initially undecided whether to get one or not. We were so thrilled as not only did Johnathan speak excellent English, he was incredibly informative with vast knowledge of the history and buildings of Pingyao. It was the best tour we did in China and thanks to Johanthan who gave us in-depth knowledge of a very ancient city. Would highly recommend Johnathan. Many thanks
        Written November 20, 2019
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        Thanks for booking the tour with us and thanks for your nice review. We will always serve the above standard service to our guests. Come to Shanxi and book the Shanxi tour with us, you will enjoy the culture, services and meet the really nice persons in Shanxi.
        Written September 24, 2021
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        Barney L
        12 contributions
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        Mar 2019
        My wife and I booked this three-hour private walking tour of Pingyao highlights through Viator. Our guide was Jonathan Zhang, who proved to be excellent. Knowledgeable, interesting, helpful, Jonathan made this tour something special.

        Pingyao has an interesting history, which Jonathan explained to us. Inside the city walls, which are, unusually for historic Chinese cities, complete. From the walls we could see over the rooftops of the ancient city, which is composed almost entirely of traditional courtyard houses (in addition to the busy main streets of shops and restaurants).

        We visited a number of temples -- Confucian, Taoist, Buddhist -- the museum of the first commercial bank in China. Yes, banking in China was started in Pingyao by the owner of a cloth-dyeing works who discovered that banking was more profitable than dyeing.

        Long before banking started (in the 19th century), Pingyao was the HQ of a company that specialised in the secure transport of silver bullion around China, defended by men trained in Kung Fu.

        There's lots to see in ancient Pingyao -- the modern city outside the walls is nothing to write home about -- and this would occupy a day or so.

        If you choose to visit Pingyao, try to book Jonathan Zhang of Red Plum Travel (which you can do through TripAdvisor). He is excellent!
        Written April 10, 2019
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        tsumpy
        Turin, Italy34 contributions
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        Nov 2017 • Friends
        We contacted Jonathan for our 1-day tour in Pingyao. Since the first emails, Jonathan has been really accommodating to satisfying our requests. We met him at the hotel, and he guided us throughout the city's ancient streets, palaces, and temples. Specifically, we visited the following (from 8AM-3PM):
        1. Rishengchang bank
        2. Ming and Qqing street
        3. Armed escort agency
        4. City wall
        5. Confucius temple
        6. City God temple
        He followed 'our pace' and demonstrated to be attentive to every specific need we advanced (e.g. finding gifts for friends and parents).
        We really enjoyed our time with Jonathan- it was like we have known him forever.
        We highly recommend Jonathan for your tours in Pingyao!! With him, you will get the best out of your visit.
        Written November 9, 2017
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        Thanks for your recommendation, I am very pleased that you enjoyed this tour with me in Pingyao. It is good idea and good choice to visit highlights with guide in Pingyao within short time, Thanks for choosing me, very impressive.Of course not only 3 hours, we would like you to konw Pingyao better, so we don't mind to give you more hours for the tour. Good luck and hope see you again.
        Written March 1, 2018
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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