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Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple: Private Full-Day Tour

Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple: Private Full-Day Tour

From US$ 110 per person

Experience the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple on a private full-day tour. At Yungang Grottoes see 51,000 Buddha statues, built over 1,500 years ago. See the ancient Hanging Temple built into a sheer cliff and connected by perilous wooden bridges.

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Duration 9 hours
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English, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Experience the ancient sights peppered around Datong
  • See 51,000 carved Buddhas in the world-famous Yungang Grottos
  • Visit the Hanging Temple leaning perilously from a sheer cliff
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Explore the enchanting sights around Datong and be driven in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the world-famous Yungang Grottoes, with its huge Buddhas carved in AD 460. The kilometer-long monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an artistic treasure trove. Made from sandstone, the largest Buddha is a staggering 56-foot tall while the smallest is just a few centimeters high. You'll then be driven to the Hanging Temple, built over 1,400 years ago during the Northern Wei Dynasty, then rebuilt in the Tang, Jin, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Standing 50 metres high in the air, the temple is unique not only in its concern for harmony and order, but also in its contents. At the Hanging Temple, its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over Golden Dragon Canyon. See these beautiful, ancient remnants of Buddhist history with a passionate local guide in tow.
  • Air-conditioned car with driver and guide
  • Gratuities
  • Meals
  • Entrance fee for Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple

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  • This tour needs at least two people.
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4.2 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Impresionante y muy recomendable

Nuestro guía Jack nos explicó con todo detalle y pasión cada una de las preguntas que le hicimos, se notaba que disfrutaba transmitiendonos toda la información del lugar. Un tour muy recomendable para exprimir al máximo Datong, incluso comimos la comida típica de allí! El chófer también muy profesional y ambos fueron muy amables con nosotros.

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March 31, 2018


Very interesting places

These places are pretty amazing! The place was comfortable, and the information was very good. Lunch was noodle soup, not a favorite food of ours, but a local specialty. The fee didn't include entrance tickets and lunch, but these were small expenses. The car was very comfortable.

October 18, 2017

Due to the weather, we couldn't get to the hanging temple, but obviously it is not the tour's fault. On the other hand, The Yungang grottoes were amazing and a beautiful experience. Our guide Jack was a very nice guy, however he was walking too fast for us to enjoy the views and he didn't stop in many places that looked interesting. The explanations were a little bit short and not very deep. We felt a little bit fooled as the tour is not cheap compared to other local providers and we expected it to be more detail oriented, and calmer.

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October 27, 2019


Product ID: 27173