How to plan a wonderful tour in Datong in just one day? Located in Shanxi province, Datong is one of the first batch of 24 national historical and cultural cities in China and one of the nine ancient capitals of China. There are many historical sites, and famous cultural relics include Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Shanhua Temple, Hengshan Hanging Temple, Nine Dragon Wall, etc. On this 8 hours private tour, our tour guide and driver will accompany you throughout the touring time. You will explore the 1400+ years old monastery built on face of cliff and the tallest wooden structure pagoda in the world. The tour service includes: tour guide, driver, vehicle, lunch, and entrance fees. Take this tour to probe into Datong’s long history and Buddhist culture.
AM: At 09:00 the guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. After hotel pickup you will firstly be escorted to visit Hanging Monastery. The monastery was built on cliff which is 75 meters above the ground and till today it has a history of 1400+ years. The ingenious structure of the temple and its position in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism are the main attraction points of it.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch in a local area we will drive toward Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County. The pagoda was built in 1056, since it is a pure wooden structure people usually call it Wooden Pagoda. In 2016, the pagoda was acknowledged as the world’s tallest wooden pagoda by Guinness World Record.
After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel at around 18:00.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.