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See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, New Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.

Day 1: (L)
After morning pickup from your hotel or the train station, your guide takes you to the World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes, a masterpiece of Buddhist cave art. The site holds 252 cliffside grottoes that date to the fifth century and are filled with thousands of hand-carved Buddha statues. Next, see the Nine Dragon Screen, built in 1771 during the time of Emperor Qianlong. It measures 98 feet (30 meters) long,12 feet (3.5 meters) tall, and holds 270 colorful glazed tiles. Have lunch, then visit the Datong Museum, which showcases a collection of 4,000 artifacts. Afterward, your guide returns you to your hotel.

Day 2: (L)
In the morning, relax during the scenic drive to Hanging Temple, located about 40 miles (60km) southeast of Datong. On the way, stop for a short visit to the Cave House Village to view cave-dwellings that were typical in old northern China. Upon arrival at Hanging Temple, hear about tis remarkable construction that allows the building to perch on a cliff high above the ground. The original structure was built more than 1,500 years ago, and the temple is the only one in China that incorporates Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

Have lunch, then head to Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the oldest and largest wooden Buddhist pagoda in the world. Afterward, transfer by private vehicle to your hotel or the train station in Datong where your tour ends.

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One-Day Private Datong Great Wall Tour more_vert
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Get a fresh take on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, China's iconic Great Wall, on this 9-hour private tour from Datong. Explore the 16th-century fortress and garrison town at Deshengbu, then drive to Zhenchuankou, where you'll hike for two to four hours along the rammed earth wall.

Your personal guide will collect you from your Datong hotel at 8am for the drive to the Deshengbu Fortress about 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Datong.

There used to be 52 fortresses along the 221-mile (335-kilometer) stretch of Datong Outer Great Wall: Deshengbu, built in 1574, protects an important pass that links Datong to Inner Mongolia. The fortress' imposing walls and mighty city gate lead into a typical Great Wall garrison town: you'll spend around an hour exploring the fort and the village. Your guide will give you suggestions as to where to eat lunch, which is at your own expense, and help you navigate the menu.

After lunch, you'll drive another 19 miles (30 kilometers) or so to reach the Datong Great Wall at the timeless Chinese village of Zhenchuankou. Like much of the Great Wall around Datong, it was made of tamped earth: amazingly, the construction has withstood wind, rain, and snow for more than five centuries. It still stands proud above the fields, around five meters tall in places, and is dotted with beacons and guard towers.

You'll hike along this rammed earth wall for around two to four hours. When your hike is finished, your driver will collect you, and transfer you back to your hotel, arriving around 5pm.

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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong more_vert
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Take advantage of this tour to visit the two top attractions near Datong with your English-speaking guide and transfer. First discover the Hanging Temple, with over 1,400 years of history. Then explore the Yungang Grottoes, one of the largest grottoes in China.

After pickup from your hotel in Datong at 8:30am, you will be transferred to the Hengshan Hanging Temple, also called the Hanging Monastery (approx. 1.5 hours).

The Hanging Monastery is one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architecture. The monastery is also the only one built in honor of Sakyamuni, Laozi, and Confucius, who are founders of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, respectively. The monastery was founded during the Northern Wei period (386-584 ad), boasting a history of over 1,400 years. An architectural complex was built on the base of the natural hollows and outcrops along the contour of the cliff.

Enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine unch at a local restaurant and then proceed to the Yungang Grottoes. In 2001, the site was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site. There are 53 grottoes remaining in Yungang with 45 major caves and more than 51,000 stone statues. The Yungang Grottoes are one of China's largest ancient grottoes, alongside the Dunhuang Mogao grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes and the Tianshui Maiji Mountain Grottoes, which are called China's four big grottoes. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Datong Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda more_vert
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Explore the city by visiting Datong with an English-speaking guide and transfer. On this tour, you will explore the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including the famous Yungang Grottoes, one of China's four big grottoes, and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda.

You will be picked up from your hotel in Datong at 8:30am and transferred to Yinxian County to visit the famous wooden pagoda.

As a Liao dynasty structure, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda was built in 1056. The wooden pagoda is one of the planet´s oldest wooden buildings. Not a single nail was used in the construction of the nine-story, 67m-high structure, which has thus far survived seven major earthquakes.

Around noon enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch you will head to the famous Yungang Grottoes. In 2001, the site was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site. There are fifty-three grottoes remained at the site in Yungang and there are 45 major caves, the size of Kukan 252, and more than 51,000 stone status. Yungang Grottoes is considered one of China's largest ancient grottoes alongside three others - the Dunhuang Mogao grottoes, the Longmen Grottoes and Tianshui Maiji Mountain Grottoes. These four are called China's four big grottoes. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Datong Full-Day Tour: Hengshan Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda more_vert
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Explore the beautiful city of Datong with an English-speaking guide and transfer. On this tour, you will learn about the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including Hengshan Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda.

After pickup from your hotel in Datong at 8:30 am, you will proceed to the Hengshan Hanging Temple, also called Hanging Monastery (approx. 1.5 hours).

Hanging Monastery is one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architecture. The monastery is also the only one built in honor of Sakyamuni, Laozi, and Confucius, who are founders of Buddism, Taoism and Confucianism respectively. The monastery was founded during the Northern Wei period (386-584), boasting a history of over 1,400 years. An architectural complex was built on the base of the natural hollows and outcrops along the contour of the cliff.

Stop over at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will head over to Yinxian County to visit the famous wooden pagoda - Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda. Based on Liao Dynasty structure, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda was built in 1056. The wooden pagoda is one of the planet´s oldest wooden buildings. Not a single nail was used in the construction of the nine-story, 67m-high structure, which has thus far survived seven major earthquakes. When the tour ends, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery Day Trip from Datong more_vert
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Datong is famed for its rich deposit of coal as well as precious historical relics. Listen to expert commentaries from your private tour guide and get to know the stories, history, and culture behind those famous sites. You will have your own car, driver and English-speaking tour guide, pickup and drop-off from your hotel, and a Chinese lunch at local restaurant.

At 9:00 am, your car, driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Datong to start today’s historical tour.

Your first stop is Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's construction spanned 40 years in the 5th century. It stretches over half a mile (1,000 meters) continuously from east to west. 45 grottoes remained out of the original 53, and overall they contain 250 niches and 51,000 Buddhist statues with murals and frescoes which are all masterpiece of ancient Chinese carving art and embodiment of ancient people’s religious faith.

After having Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, head to Hanging Monastery at the foot of Hengshan Mountain, one hour drive away from city center. The monastery is the only one that enshrines Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism within one establishment. The architecture is amazing and it literally hangs on the mountain cliff about 164 feet (50 meters) above the ground. You will have a look from the outside as climbing up the monastery at the moment is forbidden.

After the tour, you will be transfer back to your hotel at around 17:30pm.

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