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.
- Entrance tickets
- All transfers as mentioned in itinerary
- Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
- Chinese style lunch
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (recommended)