Day 1 Beijing – Datong
Today, you will take a soft sleeper train for about 7 hours from Beijing to Datong by yourself. We will book the train tickets and deliver them to your hotel in advance. Upon arrival in Datong, your private guide will pick you up at the railway station and transfer you to the hotel for a two-night stay.
Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Yungang Meigao Hotel
Day 2 Datong
After breakfast, you will visit one of the four greatest grottoes in China, Yungang Grottoes. Situated to the west of Datong City, Yungang Grottoes were carved on the southern foot of the mountain, stretching for about one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the east to the west. There are altogether 252 niches and 51,000 vivid Buddha statues, representing the splendid Buddhist grotto art of China between the 5th and 6th century. Then you will visit another amazing attraction, the Hanging Monastery. Constructed about 1,500 years ago during the late Northern Wei Dynasty, the Hanging Monastery, as the name suggests, was enchased in the cliff of the mountain. Although 1,500 years has passed, 40 halls of the monastery stand there solidly and firmly.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Datong Exit
This morning, you will first visit Huayan Monastery. It is a huge temple complex with many shrines, well restored pavilions and a beautiful garden. Here you could get a good view of the city from a wooden tower inside the complex. Then take a look at the Nine-Dragon Screen. This is the oldest and largest screen wall in China. With more than 600 years history, the colorful painted carvings still bring the dragons to life vividly. After that, a private transfer will take you to the railway station and your pleasant China tour ends here.
Meals: Western buffet breakfas
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