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Datong city

As the second largest city in Shanxi Province, Datong City is situated in the northern area, near the border with Inner Mongolia,about 350kilometers away from Beijing.It is composed of fours districts and seven counties.Datong is known as the "City of Coal" due to its high industrial production of energy which make it a very important energy base . transportation in Datong City are quite convenient, Series of railways and roads work as a huge net to connect the city with many others. a 6-hour train ride or 4-hour drive from Beijing.


Datong is one of the 24 famous historical and cultural cities in China. It used to be the capital city of Bei Wei Dynasty which has left huge cultural heritage at that time.It was also the political, economic and military center in ancient China, which attracted many traders and businessmen from various nations . Datong City remains a series of splendid historic and cultural relics like the Yungang Grottoes , Hanging Monastery, Huayan Temple, Nine-dragon Wall and Shanhua Temple with over 1000-year history.


Yungang Grottoes


In a valley at Yungang, some 16km west of Datong, there are more than 45 recesses dug into the hills and filled with Buddhist statues of various sizes and shapes, 51,000 altogether, later called Yungang Grottoes ( Cloud Ridge Caves ) listed UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.


Hanging Temple


At the foot of Mt.Hengshan, 65 kilometers from downtown Datong City is located Hanging Monastery with over 1500-year history, first built 491 AD. The temple hangs on the west cliff of a hill with over 50 meters above the ground, hence Hanging Monastery. The biggest attraction of Hanging Temple is the fact that the temple includes Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.


Wooden Pagoda


Located in the Yingxian County 75 km south of Datong, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda was first built in 1056 during the Liao Dynasty ((916AD-1125AD). It is the oldest and largest wooden Buddhist pagoda in existence in the world. It was built without using any nails. It is admired as one of the Three Wonders of Pagoda in the world" together with Eiffel Tower in France and leaningTower of Pisa in Italy.

Beijing- Datong 3 days round trip by private car/van


Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights

Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing,at the appointed time.

Finishing point and time: Your Hotel in Beijing

Attraction: Yungang Grottoes, Nine Dragon Screen,Hanging Temple,Wooden Pagoda,Huayan Temple.

Day 01:

  • Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Beijing at 7:00am.Driving about 4 hours to Datong City.
  • Visit Hanging Temple - Yingxian pagoda - checkin your hotel in Datong City.


Day 02£º

  • Pick you up at your hotel at Datong in the morning , First visit Yungang Grottoes .
  • After lunch, visit Huayan Temple and Nine Dragon Screen.


Day 03£º

  • start driving back to Beijing in the morning and Drop off you at your hotel in Beijing
Vehicle 5 seats car 7 seats minivan
Number of Guests 1--3 Guests 4--6 Guests
Guided Tour CNY 5800 CNY 6500
Trip with a driver CNY 4600 CNY 5400

Price Includes Price Excludes

* Private English-speaking Tour Guide

* Private experienced Driver

* Clean Vehicles with air-conditioner

Hotel and Accommodation

Lunch and Dinner

Entrance Tickets to the tourist sites

Tips for the guide and driver

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