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Qiao Family Compound & Zhenguo temple Day Tour

Tour code: QZ_01

Available: Daily

Duration: 5hours

Starts/ends: On your request

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


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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, also known as Zaizhongtang, 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.

Start from the Toufu making and selling and vinegar business, then bank management in late Qing , The QiaoFamily Compound is massive and castle-like which is majestic and strongly fortified seen from the outside. It covers 8724 square meters with 313 rooms linked together. The compound is enclosed by brick wall over a dozen meters high and consists of 6 large courtyards and 20 smaller courtyards around. There are smaller courtyards and gardens within each courtyard. after visiting the compound, drive to pingyao to visit the Zhenguo Temple.

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.


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