This 2-day tour gives everybody the opportunity to explore Datong. The highlights include ungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Shanhua Monastery and Nine Dragon Screen.
Day 1 (L)
Pick you up from your hotel or railway station in Datong and then to visit the Yungang Grottoes(Cloud Ridge Caves),Huayan Monastery, Shanhua Monastery and Nine Dragon Screen. Stay overnight at Datong Hotel.
– Yungang Grottoes: Yungang Grottoes located in the south of Wuzhou mountain north bank of Ten-Mile River. It is about 16 kilometers to the southwest of Datong in Shanxi Province, China. Being one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Yungang Grottoes is said to be the best preserved Buddhist cave art in China with 53 caves containing over 51,000 stone carvings of Buddha and Buddhist dating from the 5th and 6th centuries. It is one of the four most famous ancient grottoes artistic treasures of China. The other three are Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang and Maiji Mountain Grottoes in Tianshui. On December 14, 2001, Yungang Grottoes was included in the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List.
-Huayan Monastery: This monastery is on the western side of Datong city. The original monastery dates back to AD 1140 and the reign of Emperor Tian Ju’an of the Jin dynasty. The entire complex is being developed into a regional museum.
-Shanhua Monastery: Built during the Tang dynasty, rebuilt in AD 1120, further restoration was done during the Ming dynasty. The main hall contains statues of 24 divine generals. There is a small dragon screen within the monastery grounds.
-Nine Dragon Screen: One of Datong’s several ‘dragon screens’-tiled walls depicting fire-breathing dragons. It was originally part of the gate of the palace of Ming dynasty emperor Ming Taizu’s 13th son, and is 8m high, over 45m long and 2m thick.
Day 2 (B, L)
Pick you up from your hotel. Visit Suspending Temple (Hanging Monastery) and the Wooden Pagoda. Drive you to your hotel or to the railway station.
-Suspending Temple(Hanging Monastery): This monastery is just outside the town of Hunyuan, 65km south-east of Datong. Built precariously on sheer cliffs above Jinlong Canyon,the monastery dates back more than 1400 years. Its halls and pavilions were built along the contours of the cliff face using the natural hollows and outcrops. The buildings are connected by corridors, bridges and boardwalks and contain bronze, iron and stone statues of gods and buddhas.
–Wooden Pagoda: This 11-century pagoda at Yingxian, 70km south of Datong, is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world. It’s said that not a single nail was used in the onstruction of the nine-storey, 97m structure.
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
It’s a heavy day with a lot of walking. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Local food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly.
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00