Datong Classic Day Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Shanxi

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This full-day tour will take you to some of the most famous attractions in Datong - Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. Yungang Grottos as the UNESCO World Culture Heritage have 254 grottos and 51,000 stone sculptures representing the highest level of world carving art in the fifth century. The Hanging Temple was first built 1400 years ago and is unique for its architecture as well as integrating Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Datong or railway station at 9:00 am in the morning and transferred to the Yungang Grottoes (approx. 60 km). The Yungang Grottos, one of the three leading grottoes in China, is located in the south of Wuzhou Mountain. There are 254 grottos and 51,000 stone sculptures representing the highest level of world carving art in the fifth century and considered the peak of the Chinese Buddhism artwork.If you would like to stop by for lunch, your guide can give you some lunch recommendations at your own expense. After lunch continue to the Hanging Temple in the early afternoon. The Hanging Temple was first built 1400 years ago in the Northern Wei Dynasty and rebuilt in the Tang, Jin, Ming and Qing Dynasties. This temple is unique not only for its constructional techniques and elaborate design, but also because it combines different concept of Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism. After visiting the Hanging Temple for about 2 hours, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel or Railway Station pickup and drop-off in Datong
  • Driver
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
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