Your private guide and personal driver will meet you in your Taiyuan hotel lobby in the morning.
You will be taken to the famous Qiao Family Compound (about 1h). Construction began in 1756 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing dynasty and was completed some time in the 18th century. The courtyard estate covers 9000 square meters and has 313 rooms with 4000 square meters within 6 large courtyards and 19 smaller courtyards. It is famous for being the chief location in the Zhang Yimou film Raise the Red Lantern. Visit Residence Qiao Family.
At the end of the visit, transfer to Pingyao ancient town (about 1h). Founded during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046 – 771 BC) and rebuilt in 1370, the Ancient City of Pingyao is nowadays one of China's four best preserved old cities
The ancient town boasts its well-preserved city with a grand City Wall, traditional residences, former security guard companies, time-honored shops, and even the previous government office. In 1997, it was inscribed as a world cultural heritage. You will discover its beauty and charm just by simply taking a stroll in it.
Drive back to your hotel in Taiyuan.