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1-day Private Datong Tour

Country: China
City: Shanxi Datong
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

Package Itinerary

Welcome to Datong! Today you will have a whole day exploring the essential attractions of the city, with the company of our professional guide.

This morning, you will meet our guide and driver at about 08:30 at your hotel. If you arrive by train, we will also provide pick-up service at the railway station. The first stop is the Yungang Grottoes. As one of the three treasure houses of stone carvings in the world, the Yungang Grottoes consist of holy Buddhist land housing over 59,000 Buddha sculptures at heights varying from 2cm (0.8in) to 17m (56ft). These remarkable statures perfectly capture the art of sculpturing, typical of the Northern Wei Dynasty, which is reflected in every detail, down to the folds on the clothes. Other sculptures are less influenced by culture of the central plain, most noticeably the Buddha wearing facial features of Indians and people in western regions with deep-set eyes, high nose, big eyes, and thin lips.

After lunch, we will drive for around 2 hours to our next destination - the Hanging Monastery which is perched on vertical cliffs. Seen from afar, the Hanging Monastery is a unique construction embedded on a precipice about 60 meters (65 yards) above the ground. At first glance, it may seem the interior is rather small but a closer look inside reveals a spacious inside consisting of several glamorous halls, idols, bell and drum towers. Our guide will accompany you along wooden walkways as you experience the exquisite architecture of this 1,500-year-old temple.

After leaving the temple, you will be transferred to your hotel or railway station in Datong by a 1.5 hours' car ride. At this point, this one day Datong tour package finishes here.

Meals: Lunch

Price Includes

* Private English-speaking guide

* Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle

* Chinese lunch

* Entrance fees to tourist sites

Price Excludes

* Hotel accommodation with breakfasts

* Tips or gratuities for guide and driver

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