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Datong Trips and Travel Ideas

Datong city lie's in the north of Shanxi Province close to Beijing. Being on a strategy location, Datong had been an important bordering city and capital city of several dynasties in its long history. It bears some of the earliest Chinese civilization. Many historical sites can be found in and around the city. Among them, the most impressive ones are Yungang Grottoes-one of the four famous grottoes in China, photogenic Hangying Monastery, world’s oldest wooden pagoda, earthen sections of Great Wall. The city is also gateway to the temple clusters at Wutai Mountain. We have served many customers travelling to Datong, from Beijing by flight and newly built high-speed railway, then onto Pingyao and Xian. Check the below listed Datong tours, transfer service and get inspired by the travel ideas.

Recommended Datong Tours

  • Hanging Monastery

    Essence of Datong

    Grottoes; Ancient Architecture;

    Being one of the nine ancient capitals in China, Datong has a lot to offer for visitors. Among them, the Yungang Grottoes and Hangying Monastery are the outstanding examples. Come and visit the highlights with us.
    On Request
  • Grutas de Yungang

    4 Days Classic Datong Tour

    Heritage; Buddhist Art; Grottoes; Ancient Architecture;

    This classic Tour will show you the essential sites in Datong, Yungang Grottoes, Hangying Monastery, Wooden Pogada, Huayan Temple and Datong Earth Forest.
    On Request
  • Datong Earth Forest

    Insight tour of Datong

    Great Wall; Grottoes; Ancient Architecture;

    Datong is truly worth a deep exploration as it has so many state-level relics and remains. If time permit, come and discover with us for all the marvelous sites in the area including Yugang Grottoes, Hangying Monastery, Wooden Pogada, Huayan Temple, Datong Earth Forest and Yanmen Pass.
    On Request
  • Huayan Temple

    5 Days Datong and Wutai Cultural Tour

    Heritage; Buddhist Art; Monastery; Grottoes; Ancient Architecture; Culture Lessons;

    Shanxi province is so called “living fossil” of Chinese culture because of its large collections of historic sites and architectures from early history. Datong and Mount Wutai are the right place to enjoy the art of Chinese ancient art and culture.
    On Request
  • Classic Datong and Pingyao Tour

    6 Day Classic Tour of Datong, Mount Wutai and Pingyao

    Buddhist Art; Monastery; Temple; Grottoes; Ancient Architecture;

    When planning a tour of Chinese ancient art, architecture and culture, Datong, Mount Wutai and Pingyao should be on the list. These places hold large collections of historic sites and architectures from China’s early history.
    On Request
  • Yungang Grottoes

    7 Day Insight Tour of Datong, Mount Wutai and Pingyao

    Heritage; Mountain; City Walk; Monastery; Ancient Architecture; Streets;

    Datong, Mount Wutai and Pingyao has important position in Chinese history. These places remain a large number of historic sites and architectures built in early history, such as Yungang Grottes, Hangying Mounastery, Temples on Mt. Wutain, and sites in Pingyao Ancient City. Extend your tour from the cosmopolitans and enjoy the beautiful landscape in Shanxi and its inseparable buildings.
    On Request

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Travel Ideas & Inspirations

  • Yingxian wooden pagoda

    Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

    The Shijia Pagoda, or Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, is the oldest and tallest wooden pagoda in the world, located within Fogong Temple. It is recognized as one of the "Three Wonders of the World" and holds the Guinness World Record for being the tallest wooden pagoda (2016).
  • Hangying Monastery

    Hanging Temple in Datong

    The Hanging Temple in Shanxi, China, is a 1,500-year-old structure known as "China's first aerial tower." Combining Taoism and Buddhism, it's a remarkable and dangerous architectural marvel made entirely of wood, perched on a steep cliff.
  • Datong Yungang Grottoes

    Yungang Grottoes in Datong

    The Yungang Grottoes near Datong City, China, are a UNESCO World Heritage site. With 252 caves and 51,000 statues, they showcase impressive Buddhist rock-cut art, dating back 1,500 years.
  • 2023 first group at Hangying Monastery

    2023 First Group Completes Tour of China

    Our first group in 2023 has completed tour of China on April 8th, being one of the first tourists to China. View their photos, comments, itinerary.
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