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With no direct buses and English-speaking taxis as rare as hen’s teeth, a tour is by far the easiest way to experience Datong’s UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple, particularly given the distances involved. Explore these historic religious sites at your own pace, with the insights of a local guide, on this private guided transfer. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
Highlights
  • Enjoy private transfer and guiding to Datong’s cultural highlights
  • Travel back in time at the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Admire the Hengshan Hanging Temple, first built around 1400 years ago
  • Private guide means personal attention as you explore these ancient sites
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your hotel or Datong railway station for the 37-mile (60-kilometer) drive to the Yungang Grottoes. The 254 grottoes and 51,000 stone sculptures here date back to the fifth century AD and are considered the pinnacle of Chinese Buddhist artwork—a status that has earned them a UNESCO World Heritage listing. Continue to the Hengshan Hanging Temple, built into the cliffs of Mount Heng over 1400 years ago. Besides its elaborate design, the temple combines elements of three religions: Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Once you’re done exploring, enjoy transfer back to your hotel or the railway station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your hotel in Datong or Datong Railway Station
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Hotel or Railway Station pickup and drop-off in Datong
  • Driver
  • Bottled water
  • Local guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance tickets fee
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The guide - Datong Nancy Magic Tour. +8613513678815 - was incredibly kind and knowleadgeable . She spoke a great English and made lots of suggestions for the rest of our trip.We highly recommend her
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We really enjoyed the visit. Great guide and wonderful places to see. We really suggest Nancy. Thank you.
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