covid-19 latest news, useful prevention advice

[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >

5 Days Datong & Wutaishan Discovery Tour

Broad and Profound Buddhist Culture


Visit Shanxi highlights to Datong Yungang Grottoes & Chinese Buddhist Mountain of Wutaishan, two World Heritage sites, and be grateful to such intact cultural sites survived in our modern society.

Highlights of this tour

  • Appreciate over 50,000 various shapes of Buddhist statues in Yungang Grottoes;
  • Be marveled at the Hanging Temple stand firmly in the dangerously cliff-side;
  • Visit temples of Wutaishan Scenic Area and learn Buddhist Culture.

Basic Trip Information

  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 / Wutaishan / Datong
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Datong Arrival

Welcome to Datong! Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at airport/train station or at your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient cultural city.

Day 2 Datong ( B, L )

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-proserved buildings of Liao Dynasty (905-1125).

Later, 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.

Yungang Grottoes (No. 5 Cave)Shanhua Temple
Day 3 Datong - Wutaishan ( B, L )

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 Wutaishan about 3 hours' driving. Stay overnight at Wutaishan.

Great View of Hanging TempleAll-wood-made Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
Day 4 Wutaishan ( B, L )

Today you’ll enjoy a whole day Buddhism Cultural exploration to Mount Wutai, a World Heritage site. With kinds of temples gathering, Xiantong Temple, as the largest and oldest and left many cultural relics tracing back to Qing dynasty; Tayuan Temple is famous for a white pagoda - the landmark of Mount Wutai, worth to see; Pusa Ding, the only one monastery of Gelugpa sect brings more Buddhist features. If you have religious belief, make some wishes when walking around these temples, maybe someday, you will be surprised.

Besides that, with different building structures vary in different temples, you can experience kinds of architectural styles, presenting each own status.

After that, go for visit the Dailuo Ding where enshrines five different statues of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. With 1080 steps, you can climb to the top or take cableway to summit. When you standing at the top, the whole Taihuai temples are in your eyes.

Later, tranfer back to Datong and stay overnight here.

Wutaishan Tayuan TempleDailuo Ding
Day 5 Datong Departure ( B )

Today, after breakfast, you have some free time, then our driver will take you to airport or train station of Datong to catch your next destination. Service ends.

Recommended Add-on Options

Recommended or Similar Tour Packages You May Also Like

Spectacular Scenery of Mount Wutai
6 Day Datong Pingyao Tour Plus Wutaishan Visit

Datong / Wutaishan / Taiyuan / Pingyao

Wutaishan Tayuan Temple
3 Days Mount Wutai Buddhism Tour from Taiyuan

Taiyuan / Wutaishan / Taiyuan

Customize your own China Tour

China DIY Travel
We are here to help you design your own travel experience in China which suits your specific needs best. Tailor make now!
Start to design

Why travel with us...

Personalized service to ensure you're delighted.
Flexible to get more time for photos or discovery.
We time the visits to avoid the crowds.
The food, accommodations, and sights selected to your interests.
Personal tour guide and private vehicle at your service.
More about Us

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once enquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

Customize a Trip

[Important] Travel News for Expats: China travel is reopening now! Travel with China Discovery and learn about where to visit & requirements for each destination! Read Details >

You're inquiring about the " 5 Days Datong & Wutaishan Discovery Tour "

Please tell us more about your travel plans within just a few simple steps. We'll get back to you with a quotation in 0.5~23.5hrs.

Check Your Tour Inform

  • No documents found.

Tell us more about your trip

Tell us about yourself