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One Day Classic Datong Tour

One Day Classic Datong Tour - Datong, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Datong, China

From USD
$118.00

Datong is one of the nine ancient capitals in China with numerous historic relics in its territory. It’s a low-key city beyond the tourist trail but implies great energy ... More info ›

Datong is one of the nine ancient capitals in China with numerous historic relics in its territory. It’s a low-key city beyond the tourist trail but implies great energy. Take this one day private tour to visit the famous Yungang Grottoes, one of Chinese four grotto art treasures and the Hanging Temple, the earliest and best preserved high-altitude wooden cliff-building in China. With our professional tour guide and driver, you will make the largest value of this day to learn the background knowledge of the relics.

In the morning at some 8:30 am, meet your guide and driver who will hold a board with your name in your Datong downtown hotel lobby. Firstly we drive westwards to Yungang Grottoes. As the first batch of key cultural relics under state protection, also on the world heritage list, Yuagang Grottoes has a highly cultural and artistic meaning. It not only shows the traditional Chinese artistic style, but also incorporates the art characteristics of ancient India, the western regions and the Central Plain. Yungang Grottoes is the beginning of the "sinicization" of Chinese grotto art, which mainly stores 45 grottoes and 51,000 stone statues.
After a delicious Chinese style lunch, you will be transferred to Hanging Temple. Located between the cliffs of Mt. Hengshan, it is the only unique temple in China that integrates Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The whole monastery is built in wooden framework structure. Though not very big, it astonishes people by the building design that relies on a mortise joint and embeds into the cliff without falling down. Owning a history over 1,500 years, many notable literati and poets have left words to show their amazing feeling. If time permits after Hanging Temple, we will also pay a visit to Nine-Dragon Wall. The wall was built in late Ming Dynasty, which is composed of coloured glaze. Nine dragons are different in shape and form, each of which is connected by water grass, white clouds and rocks. It presents the superb sculpture skills of ancient China. (If time is not enough for Nine-Dragon Wall, you will be refunded its entrance fee)
When finishing all sites, you will be transferred back to your Datong downtown hotel.

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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong - Datong, China

Duration: 10 hours
Location: Datong, China

From USD
$120.00

If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years

You will be picked up by your private tour guide at 8:00 am in your hotel in Datong and transferred to the Hanging Temple, about 1.5hours’ driving ... More info ›

If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years

You will be picked up by your private tour guide at 8:00 am in your hotel in Datong and transferred to the Hanging Temple, about 1.5hours’ driving. You will visit the temple for about 1.5hours. In summer time during the peak season (from July to August), it may takes a longer time and early start, since the Hanging Temple really is a hot spot. We will arrange you the lunch in the local restaurant in Hunyuang County. After lunch you will be transferred to Yungang Caves The stone carving was done in three separate stages. In the first stage, the five caves were carved under Monk Tanyao’s conduction, which are called Tanyao Five Caves now. Since it is the beginning of the stone carving, the carving style have been greatly influenced by Indian and Western Asian art style, even by the Greek art style, the statues looks much different from the later ones.

In the second stage, the caves are renowned for the delicacy and details, which are the manifestation of the art style from the Northern Wei Dynasty. The caves sculpted in the later time are much smaller in sizes but the statues from this period are designed thinner but with fine appearances and handsome features, which is a reflection of Northern China’s art style as well as the beginning of figures’ design style called elegant skeleton and delicate features. Moreover, lots of caves are decorated with carvings of music instruments, flying Apsaras in dancing and statues performing Chinese ancient miscellaneous acrobatics, which is a reflection of social life and the Buddhist practicing trend at the Northern Wei Dynasty. and then visit there for about 3 hours. The scenic area of Yungang Caves has been renovated and enlarged, so it will take 40 to 50 minutes for walking in and out and you will spend 1.5 to 2 hours for visiting. If you want to leave more time for staying in the central visiting area you can take the electric car instead of walking, which will be 15yuan per person for the round trip. After that, you will be transferred to the place where the trip starts.

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Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda from Datong

Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda from Datong - Datong, China

Duration: 10 hours
Location: Datong, China

From USD
$140.00

If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage Sites in China, Hanging Temple, Yungang Caves and Wooden Pagoda are 3 things you can't miss. The Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago, nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the Yungang Caves, was carved 1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now ... More info ›

If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage Sites in China, Hanging Temple, Yungang Caves and Wooden Pagoda are 3 things you can't miss. The Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago, nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the Yungang Caves, was carved 1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. The Wooden Pagoda is the tallest and oddest wooden tower preserved in China even in the whole world, which is over 960 years old. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these places for over 10 years。

You will be picked up by your private tour guide at 8:00 am and transferred to the Hanging Temple, about 1.5hours’ driving. You will visit the temple for about 1.5hours. In summer time during the peak season (from July to August), it may takes a longer time and early start, since the Hanging Temple really is a hot spot. Then you will be transferred to the Wooden Pagoda, which is a 50 minutes driving.

Your lunch will be arranged in a restaurant near the pagoda. After visit the pagoda, you will have a 1.5 hours’ driving to Yungang Caves, Yungang Caves indicate historical track of Buddhist art’s transformation and development from Indian and Central Asian style to the Chinese one as well as the gradual course of Buddhism being transformed to Chinese Buddhism with the combination of Chinese ancient philosophies.

It can be said that Buddhist statues in artistic styles are unprecedentedly integrated in carvings in Yungang Caves. and then visit there for about 3 hours. The scenic area of Yungang Caves has been renovated and enlarged, so it will take 40 to 50 minutes for walking in and out and you will spend 1.5 to 2 hours for visiting. If you want to leave more time for staying in the central visiting area you can take the electric car instead of walking, which will be 15yuan per person for the round trip.

After that, you will be transferred to the place where the trip starts.

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Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

Private 2-Day Tour of Datong - Datong, China

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Datong, China

From USD
$328.00

See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings ... More info ›

See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.

Day 1: (L)
After morning pickup from your hotel or the train station, your guide takes you to the World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes, a masterpiece of Buddhist cave art. The site holds 252 cliffside grottoes that date to the fifth century and are filled with thousands of hand-carved Buddha statues. Next, see the Nine Dragon Screen, built in 1771 during the time of Emperor Qianlong. It measures 98 feet (30 meters) long,12 feet (3.5 meters) tall, and holds 270 colorful glazed tiles. Have lunch, then visit the Datong Museum, which showcases a collection of 4,000 artifacts. Afterward, your guide returns you to your hotel.

Day 2: (L)
In the morning, relax during the scenic drive to Hanging Temple, located about 40 miles (60km) southeast of Datong. On the way, stop for a short visit to the Cave House Village to view cave-dwellings that were typical in old northern China. Upon arrival at Hanging Temple, hear about tis remarkable construction that allows the building to perch on a cliff high above the ground. The original structure was built more than 1,500 years ago, and the temple is the only one in China that incorporates Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.

Have lunch, then head to Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the oldest and largest wooden Buddhist pagoda in the world. Afterward, transfer by private vehicle to your hotel or the train station in Datong where your tour ends.

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One-Day Private Datong Great Wall Tour

One-Day Private Datong Great Wall Tour - Datong, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Datong, China

From USD
$233.00

Get a fresh take on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, China's iconic Great Wall, on this 9-hour private tour from Datong. Explore the 16th-century fortress and garrison town at Deshengbu, then drive to Zhenchuankou, where you'll hike for two to four hours along the rammed earth wall.

Your personal guide will collect you from your Datong hotel at 8am for the drive to the Deshengbu Fortress about 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Datong.

There used to be 52 fortresses along the 221-mile (335-kilometer) stretch of Datong Outer Great Wall: Deshengbu, built in 1574, protects an important pass that links Datong to Inner Mongolia ... More info ›

Get a fresh take on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, China's iconic Great Wall, on this 9-hour private tour from Datong. Explore the 16th-century fortress and garrison town at Deshengbu, then drive to Zhenchuankou, where you'll hike for two to four hours along the rammed earth wall.

Your personal guide will collect you from your Datong hotel at 8am for the drive to the Deshengbu Fortress about 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Datong.

There used to be 52 fortresses along the 221-mile (335-kilometer) stretch of Datong Outer Great Wall: Deshengbu, built in 1574, protects an important pass that links Datong to Inner Mongolia. The fortress' imposing walls and mighty city gate lead into a typical Great Wall garrison town: you'll spend around an hour exploring the fort and the village. Your guide will give you suggestions as to where to eat lunch, which is at your own expense, and help you navigate the menu.

After lunch, you'll drive another 19 miles (30 kilometers) or so to reach the Datong Great Wall at the timeless Chinese village of Zhenchuankou. Like much of the Great Wall around Datong, it was made of tamped earth: amazingly, the construction has withstood wind, rain, and snow for more than five centuries. It still stands proud above the fields, around five meters tall in places, and is dotted with beacons and guard towers.

You'll hike along this rammed earth wall for around two to four hours. When your hike is finished, your driver will collect you, and transfer you back to your hotel, arriving around 5pm.

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Private Transfer to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Private Transfer to  Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes - Datong, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Datong, China

From USD
$57.00

Are you planning to travel around Datong by car? Our Car Rental  offers all kinds of service for you :)

- Your Chinsee speaking driver will meet you at Datong railway station / Datong hotel / Datong airport .
- Drive to Hanging Temple .(1.5 hours on the way )
- Wait for you at parking of Hanging Temple .
- Driver to Local lunch restaurant --Datong local noodle restaurant , good try with cheap price (1 hour on the way )
- Transfer to Yungang Grottoes ( 40 min on the way )
- Wait for you at Parking of Yungang Grottoes ... More info ›

Are you planning to travel around Datong by car? Our Car Rental  offers all kinds of service for you :)

- Your Chinsee speaking driver will meet you at Datong railway station / Datong hotel / Datong airport .
- Drive to Hanging Temple .(1.5 hours on the way )
- Wait for you at parking of Hanging Temple .
- Driver to Local lunch restaurant --Datong local noodle restaurant , good try with cheap price (1 hour on the way )
- Transfer to Yungang Grottoes ( 40 min on the way )
- Wait for you at Parking of Yungang Grottoes .
- Transfer back to Datong hotel / Datong railway station / Datong airport (1 hour , airport 1.5 hours on the way )

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