3 Days Datong Culture Tour with Hanging Temple

Magnificent Buddhism Culture

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Wonder why Hanging Temple can standing perilously in cliff? Join now to unlock your doubt after the visit to Yungang Grottoes in the 3-day Datong Culture Tour.

Highlights of this tour

  • Appreciate over 50,000 various shapes of Buddhist statues in Yungang Grottoes;
  • Visit Hanging temple of perfect architectural aesthetics with lever principle methods;
  • Visit the first Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and enjoy the wonderful architecture.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Datong
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-DCT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Datong Arrival

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Welcome to Datong. After getting off at Datong Yungang Airport, you will meet out tour guide and escort you to your hotel in Datong. The rest of day is free for you to this ancient city with over one thousand history.

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Day 2 Datong ( B, L )

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Today’s tour starts to visit the famous Yungang Grottoes, which hold 53 grottoes with 51,000 statues. The Grottoes are the highlight of your visit to Datong, for it is the treasure of traditional Chinese art that also influenced by Greek and Indian style.

After lunch, move on to Shanhua Monastery that consists of a set of well-preserved buildings of Liao Dynasty (905-1125). Then, continue to have a look at Nine Dragon Screen, the oldest and largest glazed screen in China. The dragons on the wall appear so vivid and marvelous that you can’t imagine they were built over 600 years ago. Later, head for Huayan Temple, a key cultural site from Liao Dynasty, keeps the largest wooden structure of Buddhist temple hall, with elegant mural and scriptures engraved here.

Stay overnight at Datong.

Yungang GrottoesNine Dragon Screen Wall
Day 3 Datong & Datong Departure ( B, L )

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After breakfast, you will move to Hanging Temple for one hour’s driving. Here you have enough time to unlock the mystery of why this unusual temple could stand in the precarious position. After that, drive another 1 hour to Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, the 'First Pagoda in the World' and visit this oldest and highest wooden gem in the architectural field.

Hanging Temple: at the foot of Mt. Hengshan, it sits serenely along steep cliffs. Standing 60 meters high in the air, its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over the Canyon. Far from the crowd, you can’t help to wonder at the ancients’ wisdom and integrate of nature.

(Please note: Since Yingxian Wooden Pagoda is under maintenance and protection at present, travelers cannot climb up to pagoda. Instead, if you want to visit this site, you can have a good look at it from afar.)

After the tour, be transferred to the Airport in Datong for the flight to your next destination. Service ends!

Hanging TempleYingxian Wooden Pagoda

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