Day 01Beijing Datong by Daytime Train
Pick up from your hotel in Beijing and transferred to Beijing West Train Station. Take the daytime 6-hour train ( soft seats ) leaving Beijing in the afternoon and arriving at Datong in the evening. Our tour representative in Datong picks you up and returns you to our designated hotel in Datong. Free for rest of the day.
Day 02Datong Highlight City Tour
Yungang GrottoesAfter breakfast at the hotel, first visit Yungang Grottoes. These grottoes are the main attractions most people make a trip to Datong. The grottoes hold over 50,000 Buddihist statues and stretch for about 1 km east to west.
After that, visit Huayan Temple on the western side of Datong city, the largest and most well preserved temple of the Liao (916-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties in China.
After lunch, move on to Shanhua Monastery, located in central Datong within the old city walls. It was first constructed during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD).
Then have a close look at Nine Dragon Screen, one of the three noted Nine Dragons Screens in China. The glazed tile screen was built in 1771 during the administration of Emperor Qianlong. It is 3.5 meters high and about 30 meters long. It consists of 270 pieces glazed tiles, having 9 featuring dragons playing with pearls with a background of clouds and sea water. Transferrecd back to our designated hotel in Datong.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast and Chinese lunch
Day 03Datong Hanging Temple Yingxian Wooden Pagoda Datong
Hanging TemplePick up from your hotel Datong in the morning. First drive to Hanging Temple, 65 km away south-east of Datong. The temple hangs on the west cliff of a hill with over 50 meters above the ground, hence Hanging Monastery. Hanging Monastery was first built in 491. The present monastery was mainly rebuilt and maintained in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The biggest attraction of Hanging Temple is the fact that the temple includes Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
After lunch, move on to Yingxian County to visit the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the oldest wooden Buddhist pagoda in existence in China. The pagoda is a 9 story octagonal building 67 meters high. It was was built without using any nails. After dinner, transferred back to our designated hotel in Datong.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner
Day 04Datong Beijing by daytime train
After breakfast, transferred to Datong Train Station ( soft seats ) leaving for Beijing in the morning. Arrival in the afternoon, met by our tour guide and you will be returned to your hotel in Beijing.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00
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