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  • Datong Highlight Day Tour

  • Tour Price: $ 55
  • Tour Code: 196
  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Tour Type: Datong City Sightseeing

Trip Highlights - This Datong Day Tour is aimed to offer you the best what the city has to offer. As the second largest city in Shanxi Province, Datong is situated in the far north, near the border with Inner Mongolia, a 6-hour train ride or 5-hour drive from Beijing. With a history of over 2,400 years, Datong boasts a series of splendid historic and cultural relics like the Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, etc. Most of them are the integration of minorities cultural and Han culture. Datong is one of the 24 famous historical and cultural cities in China. Along this tour, you will visit the most highlights in Datong City.

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Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group Size Price / Traveler
1 traveler USD115
2-5 travelers USD85
6-9 travelers USD65
10 travelers & above USD55
(For 10 persons up, please email us for new quotations)
Service Inclusions
 ·Entrance fees and lunch as listed  ·All transfers with private vehicle and guide
 ·Accident insurance  ·
Service Exclusions
 ·Air fare and airport tax  ·Personal expenses
 ·Tips for guide and driver  ·Hotel fare

Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary: (Lunch)
Pickup will be at the hotel in the morning. We will then visit the Yungang Grottoes, a shining example of Chinese religious art created by artisans of the ethnic groups of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Next we will visit the Huayan Monastery, a well preserved building of worship dating back to the Liao period of 916-1125.The Nine Dragon Wall will follow. At 46m long, 7m high and over 2m thick, this is the largest example of this type of wall in China, and is made up of over 420 pieces of glazed tile work.Return to the hotel.
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Attraction Description
Yungang Buddhist Caves are located at Wuzhou Mountain, just west of Datong. These caves stretch for one kilometer across the mountain and are found among the cliffsides. The excavation of the caves took place from 460 AD to 524 AD, the reigns of Emperor Wen Cheng and Xiao Ming.
Huayan Monastery is one of the only preserved monasteries from the Liao period. The name comes from the Huayan school of Buddhist teaching. In 1122, the monastery was destroyed, yet it was not long after a new building was built to replace the old.
Nine Dragon Wall in Datong is only one of 3 traditional Nine Dragon Walls in China, with the other two located in Beijing. The one located in Datong city is also the largest in the country at 3.5 meters tall, 45 meters long and 2 meters thick.