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Architecture Wonders

Janet-Datong

1 day | Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple

Contact your Shanxi travel expert Janet

  • The first royal carved grottoes in China.
  • World’s Top 10 Most Dangerous Architectures(by the Time Magzine)
  • Stroll around the capital of three dynasties
  • Taste the delicious local food
Contact us by email: harmonydatong@hotmail.com

DAY 1 : DATONG – YUNGANG GROTTOES – HANGING TEMPLE   1000 m alt

  • Drive to Yungang Grottoes (40 min) which is all of stone carvings without murals and clay sculptures(except some restore work in later period)  and the only one carved almost within one dynasty.
  • Drive to Hanging temple (1 hr),  the most amazing scenery in Hengshan Mt, one of the Five Sacred Mountains in China.
  • If time permit, you could stroll around Hunyuan County and visit the local residence.

The rates below are indicative, and they may vary slightly depending on the season or hotel availability.

Price per person based on

With driver With driver+An English-speaking guide
2 persons 56$ 94$
4 persons 36$ 56$
6 persons 38$ 55$

Price includes

  • Transfers by private vehicle with a driver during the whole journey. For the group without a guide, if necessary, the driver will also help as possible as he can, such as buy scenic spots tickets and take you to the local specialty restaurants.
  • Accompaniment by an English-speaking guides the whole day.
  • Accommodation and meals for your guides and drivers.
  • One bottle of mineral water per day per person.

The price does not include

  • International and domestic flights or train.
  • Hotel you stay in Datong.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Entrance tickets for tours and activities, to be paid for directly on site (around 280RMB per person). 50% reductions sometimes for travelers over 60, free possible for those over 70.
  • Tips for guides and drivers (It is recommended 160 RMB / day in total ).
  • Accident, repatriation, and health insurance.
  • The visa fees.

Warm Tips:

  • To facilitate your stay, we suggest that you change your quotes on arrival and departure at the current exchange rate. The formalities to be completed in Chinese banks are particularly tedious.
 

If you have more days for your trip, it’s possible to add/choose the extensions/excursions associated with this trip.

  • The Wooden Pagoda,(+1 day) as know as ” Three Pagodas in the world”, together with the Eiffel Tower in France and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. It is also the oldest and tallest wood structure in the world and is truly a wonder, having survived earthquakes, storms, wars and other disasters across the centuries. Its unique construction employs fifty-four different kinds of dougong, or bracket arms, one of the most complex examples of roof construction in China.
  • The Great Wall (+1 day), the real China Wall, built just clay without the bricks protection played an important role in ancient time.
  • The Datong Museum (+half day) displays thousands of the fine relics from the Neolithic times to the end of the Qing Dynasty.

When to go?

Datong: summers are constantly cool, and the thermometer rarely goes above 30 degrees. From March to early November is the time with the most comfortable weather and no much rain. If you want to feel the cold of Datong, winter is also a good choice because you can enjoy the traditional Chinese New Year and appreciate beautiful snow scenery.

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