One Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery
A Datong tour is not completed without a visit to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery. On this 8 hours private tour, you will be escorted to visit two historical highlights nearby Datong City: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery. Your guide will explain the sites and offer detailed background information. And the tour service covers Chinese style lunch, entrance fees and private transfer. Take this tour to deeply explore Datong’s long history and Buddhist culture in just one day.
AM: At 09:00 our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. Then you will board the car and go toward Yungang Grottoes, one of the 4 greatest Buddhist grottoes in China (The other threes are: Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, Maiji Grottoes in Tianshui). The Grottoes locate at foot of the Wuzhou Mountain which is 16km from Datong downtown area. The earliest grottoes there were excavated in the 5th century. And nowadays there are 51 caves and 5100+ Buddha figures left. From the Buddha figures visitors will learn about the facts about local history, art, music, dance, and architecture in ancient time.
Noon: Local in local restaurant.
PM: We will continue the tour to 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.
After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel at around 17:00.
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.