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3-Day Datong Tour from Beijing to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    2x Breakfast

  • What's included

    Accommodation included: 2 nights

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    One Way Soft Sleeper Trainfare of Beijing/Datong

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    Private English-speaking guide

  • What's included

    Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle

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    Entrance fees to tourist sites

  • What's included

    Hotel accommodation is based on twin-sharing room

  • What's included

    Two bottles of mineral water per person

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Huayan Temple of Datong

  • What's included

    Entry/Admission - Nine Dragon Screen

  • What's excluded

    International airfares

  • What's excluded

    Tips or service charge for guide and driver

  • What's excluded

    Single room supplement is compulsive for solo guest and is available on request

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Not wheelchair accessible

  • Stroller accessible

  • Near public transport

  • Most travellers can participate

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • Departure time: 9:00 AM

What you can expect


Day 1: Soft-sleeper Train from Beijing to Datong & Pickup from Railway Station

Pass By: Datong Railway Station Ticketing Office, 4 Zhan Qian Jie, Datong Shi, Shanxi Sheng, China
You will take a soft sleeper train from Beijing to Datong by yourself. The train ticket will be delivered to your hotel in Beijing in advance. The train journey takes seven hours. Upon your arrival, your local guide will pick up you at the railway station and take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Yungang Meigao Hotel, a 4-star hotel

Day 2: Datong Highlights: Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery

Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000 China
In this morning, your tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Yungang Grottoes. It is one of the largest ancient grottoes in China. Carved on the southern foot of the mountain, it has altogether 252 niches and 51,000 vivid Buddha statues, representing the splendid Buddhist grotto art of China between the 5th and 6th century.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China
Here you will see the Hanging Monastery built more than 1500 years ago. As the name suggests, this monastery was enchased in the cliff of the mountain and now it still stands firmly. If you are interested in architecture, you should not miss this scenic spot since this temple is a miracle in this field.

After visit the temple, you will be escorted to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Yungang Meigao Hotel, a 4-star hotel

Day 3: Datong Exit

Stop At: Huayan Temple of Datong, Daxi Street, Urban Area, Datong 037004 China
This morning, you will be escorted to the Huayan Monastery. It is the largest and best preserved temple built in the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1225). It is divided into two parts, including the upper and lower monasteries. You will see plenty of figures of Buddhist in the main hall in this two parts.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Nine Dragon Screen, Yanghe Street, Cheng District, Datong 037000 China
Here, you will see one of the earliest and largest existing Nine Dragon Screen in China. The dragon in ancient China always represent the imperial power. You may explore the storey and legend of the origin of the Nine Dragon Screen with the explanation of your tour guide.

Afterwards, your guide and driver wil take you to the railway station and see off there.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Western buffet breakfast.
No accommodation included on this day.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Xining Shi
  • Xining Qinghai Sheng

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Traveler pickup is offered Pick up all travelers from the Datong railway station. Ports Datong Railway Station Parking Lot, 62 Che Zhan Lu, Datong Huizutuzuzizhixian, Xining Shi, Qinghai Sheng, China, 810100
    • Xining Qinghai Sheng

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