Pingyao was the major banking center for the whole of China in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
There are four railway stations in Taiyuan: Taiyuan Railway Station, Taiyuan East Railway Station, Taiyuan South Railway Station and Taiyuan North Railway Station. 2014 updated, search live China train timetable, schedule and fare There is a high speed train G train and 12 D trains (from 07:3 to every day) from Taiyuan South Railway Station to Pingyao Ancient Town Railway Station; there are 6 K trains and 6 number trains from Taiyuan Railway Station to Pingyao Railway Station. 2014 updated, search live China train timetable, schedule and fare Note: there is also one G train and 11 D trains (from to ) from Pingyao Ancient Town Railway Station to Taiyuan South Railway Station with the same price. 2014 updated, search live China train timetable, schedule and fare If you miss the train the only way of getting a refund is to find the stationmaster within 2 hours of departure.
- Tang Dynasty show: a wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance, is a must when you visit Xian.
Pick up from your hotel, have one day city tour of Terra Cotta Warriors (40 miles away from downtown).
After lunch, move on to Shanhua Monastery that consists of a set of well-preserved buildings of Liao Dynasty (905-1125).
Later, continue to have a look at Nine Dragon Screen, the oldest and largest glazed screen in China.