3-Day Datong Tour from Beijing to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery

Visit the top attractions in Datong including Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Huayan Monastery and Nine-Dragon Screen. Accompanied by an English-speaking tour guide and private driver throughout the tour. Possess a further understanding of the development of the Buddhist in ancient China through the preserved cultural relics.

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • One Way Soft Sleeper Trainfare of Beijing/Datong
    • Private English-speaking guide
    • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance fees to tourist sites
    • Hotel accommodation is based on twin-sharing room
    • Two bottles of mineral water per person
    • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes
    • Entry/Admission - Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
    • Entry/Admission - Huayan Temple of Datong
    • Entry/Admission - Nine Dragon Screen
    What's excluded :
    • International airfares
    • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
    • Single room supplement is compulsive for solo guest and is available on request

  • Day 1: Soft-sleeper Train from Beijing to Datong & Pickup from Railway Station

    Pass By: Datong Railway Station Ticketing Office, 4 Zhan Qian Jie, Datong Shi, Shanxi Sheng, China
    You will take a soft sleeper train from Beijing to Datong by yourself. The train ticket will be delivered to your hotel in Beijing in advance. The train journey takes seven hours. Upon your arrival, your local guide will pick up you at the railway station and take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Yungang Meigao Hotel, a 4-star hotel

    Day 2: Datong Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery

    Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000 China
    In this morning, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Yungang Grottoes. It is one of the largest ancient grottoes in China. Carved on the southern foot of the mountain, it has altogether 252 niches and 51,000 vivid Buddha statues, representing the splendid Buddhist grotto art of China between the 5th and 6th century.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China
    Here you will see the Hanging Monastery built more than 1500 years ago. As the name suggests, this monastery was enchased in the cliff of the mountain and now it still stands firmly. If you are interested in architecture, you should not miss this scenic spot since this temple is a miracle in this field.

    After visit the temple, you will be escorted to your hotel.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Western buffet breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Yungang Meigao Hotel, a 4-star hotel

    Day 3: Datong Exit

    Stop At: Huayan Temple of Datong, Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004 China
    This morning, you will be escorted to the Huayan Monastery. It is the largest and best preserved temple built in the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1225). It is divided into two parts, including the upper and lower monasteries. You will see plenty of figures of Buddhist in the main hall in this two parts.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nine Dragon Screen, Yanghe Street, Cheng District, Datong 037000 China
    Here, you will see the earliest and largest one of the existing Nine Dragon Screen in China. The dragon in ancient China always represent the imperial power. You may explore the story and legend of the origin of the Nine Dragon Screen with the explanation of your tour guide.

    Afterwards, you will be transferred to the railway station and see off.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Western buffet breakfast.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up all travelers from the Datong railway station.Ports
    • Datong Railway Station Parking Lot, 62 Che Zhan Lu, Datong Huizutuzuzizhixian, Xining Shi, Qinghai Sheng, China, 810100
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Activity ID: V-7493P108

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