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Datong Vicissitude

Janet-Datong

3 days| Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Shanhua Temple, Ancient Great Wall

Contact your Shanxi travel expert Janet

  • Datong, one of China’s 24 historical and cultural cities.
  • Datong, the only ancient capital city beyond the Great Wall.
  • Hanging Temple, the combination of Buddism, Taoism and Confucianism.
  • Yungang Grottoes, a magnificent royal engineering spent 64 years with 40,000 craftsmen.
  • Wooden Pagoda, the oldest and tallest wooden structure in the world.
  • Datong Ancient Great Wall, survived original ancient wall built with clay.
Contact us by email: harmonydatong@hotmail.com
DAY 1 : ​DATONG – HANGING TEMPLE – WOODEN PAGODA  1000m alt

  • 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.
  • Drive to the Wooden Pagoda which is the largest and oldest wooden pagoda in the world.
DAY 2 : DATONG CITY TOUR – YUNGANG GROTTOESHUAYAN MONASTRY  

  • 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.
DAY 3 : DATONG ANCIENT GREAT WALL 

  • Drive to Datong Ancient Great Wall which is survived original great wall built with clay to experience the real history vicissitude.
Price per person based on With driver With driver+An English-speaking guide
2 persons 158$ 270$
4 persons 90$ 148$
6 persons 1 13$ 163$

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 420RMB 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.

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 not 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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