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4 Days Datong Essence Tour

Wonderful Datong Tour

Datong is an ancient city with a history of more than 2400 years. The city is richly endowed with cultural relics like Yungang Grottos, Huayan Temple, and Nine Dragon Wall from different periods.This 4 Days Datong Essence Tour will visit Yungang Grottoes - one of the three famed Buddhist sculptural sites and appreciate thousands of statues of various sizes and shapes; take an adventure in Hanging Monastery on a sheer precipice; view the tallest ancient wooden-structured wonder in China – Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County; and admire the fantastic Nine Dragon Screen.Travelling to Datong will not let you down.
Tour Code:DT-02
Departure Date:You Choose
Days:4 Days
Reasons of choosing this tour
  • This Datong tour will show you Chinese Buddhist arts
Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Datong Picked up /
Day 2 Datong Huayan Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Datong Nine-Dragon Screen Wall B,L
Day 3 Datong Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda B,L
Day 4 Departure Datong transfer you to Bus or Train Station. /

4 Days Datong Essence Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Place & Transport:Arrive in Datong
Today's Activities: Be picked up from Bus or Train Station by your guide.

Day 2

Place & Transport:Datong
Today's Activities: Huayan Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Datong Nine-Dragon Screen Wall
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

China Tour Operator:Huayan Temple Huayan Temple
China Tour Operator:Yungang Grottoes Yungang Grottoes
China Tour Operator:Datong Nine Dragon Screen Wall Datong Nine Dragon Screen Wall

Huayan Temple:As another essential attraction in Datong, the complex of Huayan Monastery is located on the southwestern side of Datong City. Built during the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125), the Huayan Monastery is the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China.
Yungang Grottoes:It is one of World Culture Sites - Yungang Grottoes. It is said that Yungang Grottoes are the best preserved sites in China with 53 caves containing over 51,000 stone carvings of Buddha and Buddhist. Located about 16 km southwest of the city of Datong in Shanxi province, Yungang Grottoes, mainly constructed between 460-525 AD during the Northern Wei dynasty, represent exceptional feat of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th century. It has got a total number of 53 grottoes consisting of more than 51,000 Buddha statues and statuettes.
Datong Nine-Dragon Screen Wall:Being well-preserved till now, this Nine Dragon Wall in Datong was constructed of glazed tiles and engraved with nine dragons. Painted in different colors, these nine dragons are lively just like flying swiftly upward. The clearance among the dragons was filled with stones and float grasses. The bottom of the wall carved 41 groups of pictures of two dragons playing with the pearl. The waist of the wall was compounded with 75 pieces of relieves made up of colored glaze brick, collecting lifelike cattle, horse, sheep, dog, deer, rabbit and so on.

Day 3

Place & Transport:Datong
Today's Activities: Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

China Tour Operator:Hanging Monastery Hanging Monastery
4 Days Datong Essence Tour:Yingxian Wooden Pagoda Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Hanging Monastery:The most famous scenic spot in Mt. Hengshan, Hanging Temple, has stood  at the foot of Mt. Hengshan for over one thousand years. Leaning on the precipitous mountain face and facing a deep valley, the temple was constructed in a unique way, which is the buildings are supported by sturdy wooden pillars inserted in holes cut in the mountain body. Seeing it from the distance you could find it hanging in the mid air miraculously, hence the name ‘Hanging Temple.
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda:This wooden pagoda has a history of over 1000 years. It is built on a four-meter-high groundwork with a total height of 67.31 meters, and a diameter of 30.27 meters at the bottom. It is recorded that it has survived seven earthquakes in the history, especially a great earthquake happened in the Yuan Dynasty (1328 A.D.) that lasted for seven days, which testifies its rational use of components and fine construction.

Day 4

Place & Transport:Daparture Datong
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will transfer you to Bus or Train Station.

Price Details Based on Per Person

Price Detail with hotel
Nov.1 - Mar.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $552 $594 $ -
2-5 persons $314 $339 $ $102/$117/
6-9 persons $254 $254 $ $102/$117/
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 person $543 $594 $ -
2-5 persons $314 $339 $ $102/$117/
6-9 persons $254 $254 $ $102/$117/

Hotel Arrangement

City Superior Deluxe Economy
Datong Yungang International Hotel (or same class) Garden Hotel Datong (or same class) /

Booking Notes:
1.Price is for reference only, may vary during special holidays and date.
2.The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions of This Datong Tour

Price Inclusions:
  • Airport private transfers
  • Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
  • Private car or van with English speaking guide
  • Hotels fees based on two people sharing one room with twin beds
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Between airports and hotels Luggage Transfers
  • Arrangements
Price Exclusion:
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
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