Datong Highlights

Janet-Datong2 days | Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Datong City Wall, Huayan Temple and Shanhua Temple

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  • Datong, as one of the ten ancient capitals in China for almost 1 century.
  • Yungang Grottoes, the first royal carved grottoes and only one carved within one dynasty–The Northern Wei Dynasty.
  • Hanging Temple, the most attractive wonders of Hengshan Mt., one of the Five Sacred Mts in China.
  • Huayan Monastry, an active Buddist Temple with infrequent Liao architectures and Bodhisattva statue with a grin on her face.
  • Nine Dragon Wall, the biggest and oldest glazed dragon wall in China.
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  • Drive to Hanging Temple which is famous internationally both for its architecture and religious heritage.
  • Stroll around Hunyuan County and visit the local cave dwelling.
  • Visit the Ancient City Wall and take a leisurely walk or ride a bike on the wall which is quite interesting.

  • Drive to Yungang Grottoes, you will appreciate 59,000 amazing stone statues which were created in the Northern Wei Dynasty(386—534).
  • Walk around in the downtown to visit infrequent Liao architecture Huayan Monastry and the biggest and oldest dragon wall in China.
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 100$ 176$
4 persons 60$ 98$
6 persons 80$ 113$

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 360RMB 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.

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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