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5 Hours Qiao Family Compound & Zhenguo temple Tour

Available: Daily

Duration: 5hours

Starts/ends: On your request

Attractions: Qiao Family Compound(Raised the red lantern), Zhengguo Temple(Wanfo Ge)


Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:00 or 08:30. then drive to Qiao Family Compound, 40 minutes on the way.

Qiao Family Compoun located in the middle of Qiaojiabao village, Qi County, Shanxi province, Qiao Family Compound, was the mansion of the famous merchant Qiao Guifa in late Qing Dynasty. The compound was originally constructed in 1755 by Qiao Guifa, and then it was restructured and enlarged for three time by Qiao Guifa's successive generations to form a grand construction group in the early republican period and reach its present size. Qiao Family Compound intensively reflects the unique style if China's Northern residence in Qing Dynasty. The film Raised up the red latern was filmed here by Mr Zhangyimou. Now the Courtyard is get much bigger then before. But the best part is Zaizhongtan which is original carving, furnitures and traditional layout.

The Zhenguo Temple is located in Hedong Village, 12 kilometers northeast of Pingyao, 85  kilometers south of Taiyuan. The temple was built in the year 963, in the 7th year of the reign of  Emperor Tianhui in the Northern Han Dynasty.

The Wanfo Hall, the main hall of the temple, dates from the Tang Dynasty and is one of China’s  oldest timber framed buildings. It is square shaped while its roof resembles an umbrella. Inside, its impressive statuary dates to the Five Dynasties.There are 11 statues including Buddha, Bodhisattvas, disciples, and Vajra. Closely planted trees add to the atmosphere of this quiet place. It is UMESCO sight.

After this tour, our guide and driver can drop off you at hotel or drop off you at Pingyaogucheng Station (If you need this, please let us know when you book the tour, and let us know your train time, and put your luggage when you leave for this trip).

Qiao Family Compound & Zhenguo Temple Pictures
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