3 Hours Cycling Tour to Shuanglin Temple
Enjoy the different experience to see the Pingyao and the Shuanglin Temple
Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:00 or 08:30, then show you the bicycle store to choose the bikes.
First, we will ride to the north gate, we will take the pictures of the wall from outside of the wall on the way, we will visit the farmer’s morning market nearby the north gate. We will get into the old city from north gate, ride to the alleys to see the local residences which are occupied by the local people, our guide will explain the history of the building and carving.
Then we will ride to the Shuanglin temple which is about 8km far away from the old city, will spend 40 minutes on the riding. Shuanglin temple is listed by the UNESCO since from 1997. Because of the over 10,000 colorful buddha sculptures from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty. It is valuable to visit if you come to Pingyao. We will spend the 40 minutes to visit, to learn the history and philosophy of the Buddha.
20 minutes for the break, drinking some water and take the snacks.
Back to ancient city on the same way, we will visit the south gate park and square, ride along the moat, get into the old city from south gate, and return the bikes back to the store. We will finish the tour there.
1. Bicycle for the tour
2. Private english speaking tour guide
3. Entrance fee of the Shaunglin Temple.