From Datong: 2-Day Tour through Chinese History

From Datong: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple 2-Day Tour

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Key Details
2 days
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Chinese, English
Wheelchair Accessible

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Your hotel, the train station, or the airport in Datong.

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What You'll Do
  • Explore the stunning Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover the Hanging Temple as it sits precariously on sheer cliffs
  • Take in the beautifully crafted Nine-Dragon Wall
  • Wander through the historic Huayan Temple
  • Gaze in awe at the astonishing Shuanhua Temple
  • Thumb through over 50,000 Buddhist statues from the 5th and 6th centuries
Take in the very best of Datong on this 2-day tour of the historic Chinese city. Explore the Yungang Grottoes and find out why it's a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander through the Huayan and Shuanhua Temples and discover relics from over 1,000 years ago.
What to Expect
Discover China's Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes on this 2-day tour through Chinese history. Begin from your location in Datong and make your way to the world-famous Yungang Grottoes.

Catch the Hanging Temple early next morning and ponder how it sits serenely along steep cliffs. Perched 50 meters high in the air, its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over Golden Dragon Canyon. Continue to the town of Yinxian and uncover the Wooden Pagoda.

Detailed Itinerary:
Day 1: Datong - Yungang Grottoes
Begin with a pick-up from your location in Datong and head to Yungang Grottoes. Dating back to the 5th-century, the UNESCO World Heritage site is full of rare and splendid sculptures. Take in over 50,000 Buddhist statues over the course of 1 km. Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing toward the Nine-Dragon Wall, the biggest, oldest, and tallest dragon wall in China. Stop by the historic Huayan Temple, the largest and most well-preserved temple from the Liao and Jin dynasties. Finally, explore the Shuanhua Temple before returning to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Hanging Temple - Yinxian - Datong
Enjoy an early morning breakfast before heading toward the Hanging Temple. Located just outside the town of Hunyuan, the temple was built precariously along sheer cliffs above Jinlong Canyon. Make your way through the grounds as you trace back more than 1,400 years of history. In the afternoon, head to Yinxian to see the Wooden Pagoda. At the end of the day, return to your destination in Datong.
What's Included
  • All transportation
  • Admission tickets to all sites
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Gratuities

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