2-Day Private Tour: Datong Highlights

Visit highlights of Datong including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine-Dragon Wall, Ancient City Wall, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and wild Baicaokou Great Wall with this 2 days private tour from Datong.

You will be picked up and dropped off from your Datong hotel/train station.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Lunch
    • The private car & private guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • The entrance tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes
    • Entry/Admission - Huayan Temple of Datong
    • Entry/Admission - Nine Dragon Screen
    • Entry/Admission - Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
    • Entry/Admission - Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda
    What's excluded :
    • The hotel and dinner

  • Day 1: Datong. O/N Datong.

    Stop At: Datong, Datong, Shanxi
    In the morning, our guide will meet you at 9am of your Datong hotel then transfer to Yungang Grottoes, need 30 minutes driving, 16km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000 China
    Upon arrival at the Yungang Grottoes, our guide will accompany you as you to go around viewing more than 59,000 solemn Buddha statues made during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386 - 534). Considered to be a treasure house of Buddhist arts, Yungang Grottoes took over 70 years to reach the present scale. The sculptures there integrate the superb artistry of Northern Wei and showcase the atmospheric and imperial style. You are sure to feel astonished by the magnificent scene there.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Huayan Temple of Datong, Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004 China
    After admiring the sculptural arts of the Northern Wei Dynasty, you will then be guided to Huayan Monastery to appreciate the architectural style created during the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125). You will also see a statue of Bodhisattva with a grin on her face, which makes it stand out from the rest.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nine Dragon Screen, Yanghe Street, Cheng District, Datong 037000 China
    After lunch, we will head for the Nine-Dragon Wall which used to be a giant screen in front of a prince's mansion 600 years ago.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Datong City Walls, Centre of Datong, Urban Area, Datong 037000 China
    At the end of the day, we will round off today's Datong tour with the Ancient City Wall and then take you back to your hotel
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Datong. The tour end.

    Stop At: Datong, Datong, Shanxi
    In the morning at 9am, our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to Hanging Monastery, need 90 minutes driving, 84km.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China
    The renowned Hanging Monastery, which looks like a grand relief inlaid on the steep cliff. It will be a thrilling experience to go along the hanging walkways to visit each hall of the temple. It is unique that the hierarchs of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are worshiped here together.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, 76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong China
    Then we will take a car ride to Yingxian County to see the famous Wooden Pagoda. It is the oldest wooden tower in China, which has been around for nearly 1,000 years, and not a single nail was used during its construction.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baicaokoucun, Dai County, Xinzhou, Shanxi, China
    The often-hostile nomadic tribes to the north meant that some regions of Shanxi Province used to be vital battlefields in the past. After lunch, we will continue our journey to the military fortresses in rural areas. Firstly, we will stop at the Guangwu Fort with tall walls surrounding the present Guangwu Village. After that, the guide will accompany you to take a one-hour hike on the wild Baicaokou Great Wall which has experienced the great vicissitudes of history and retains its original appearance.

    At this time, our Datong 2 days tour will draw a perfect ending. You will take a 2-hour car ride back to your hotel or the railway station in Datong.
    Duration: 15 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up at Datong central hotel
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Activity ID: V-40944P460

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