Day trip

Datong: Temples and Grottoes Private Full–Day Tour

Datong: Temples and Grottoes Private Full–Day Tour

From US$ 169.43 per person

On this day tour, see the miraculous Hanging Temple on the cliff of Mount Heng. Visit the Yungang Grottoes, one of the three most important Buddhist sculptual sites and also a world heritage site.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Datong city.
Private group


  • Discover the Hanging Monastery
  • Visit the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the only temple to combine three Chinese religions
Full description
After hotel pick–up at 9:00 AM, transfer to visit the Hanging Temple, a temple built into a cliff 75 meters above the ground near Datong City. Discover the temple, built more than 1500 years ago, and marvel at its massive size. Find out more about the only existing temple to combine three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Enjoy your lunch in local restaurant before you move on to the Yungang Grottoes, one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Take in this outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from the 5th and 6th centuries. See the 53 major caves, along with 51000 niches housing the same number of Buddha statues. Find out how the grottoes were excavated in the south face of a sandstone cliff. In 2001, the Yungang Grottoes were made a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel in Datong.
  • Transportation by private car
  • Hotel pick–up and drop off
  • English–speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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