In this tour, we will visit 2 major sites in Datong, Shanxi province. Yungang Grottoes, the landmark in Datong, is the cultural icon in Shanxi, and even the whole China. It is one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Xuankong Temple, or the Hanging Monastery, is a temple built into a cliff, a peak into the religion, culture, and craftsmanship of Chinese people.
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Please let us know if you come from other cities to Datong, we can arrange a pick-up too.
They are an outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from the 5th and 6th centuries. There are 53 major caves, along with 51,000 niches housing the same number of Buddha statues. Additionally, there are around 1,100 minor caves. A Ming Dynasty-era fort is still located on top of the cliff housing the Yungang Grottoes
Shanxi food or let me know your preference
It takes about 1.5 hours to the Hanging Monastery
Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
* Guide Fee
* A Private Car
* Pick-up and Drop-off
* Drinks & Meals
* We can also pick you at the station if you come from Beijing or other parts of China. Please contact us in advance.
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Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.