Experience the most famous places of interest in Datong in the 1-day efficient tour, accompany by your knowledgeable tour guide. In this private tour, you will visit Yungang Grottoes, one of the largest stone caving art treasury in the morning. Afternoon to Hanging Temple and Yingxian Wooden Tower. All the entrance tickets to the sights, lunch and private English speaking tour guide & transportation are inclusive in this 8 hours full day tour!


  • Have a historic walk in Yungang Grottoes, one of the largest stone caving art treasury in China;

  • Visit the most preserved Buddha statues carved into the cliff side;

  • Admire the 1400 years old Hanging Temple;

  • Explore Yingxian Wooden Tower, the highest and oldest wooden tower building;

  • Ensures a personal experience hassle-free pickup and drop-off in Datong;


Day 1Datong: Yungang Grottoes - Hanging Temple - Yingxian Wooden Tower

Tour Description:

Guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby in the morning around 7:30am-8:00am.

We will then travel via private vehicle (car or van), around 40 minutes drive to Yungang Grottoes. In the morning to visit one of the largest stone caving art treasury - Yungang Grottoes, after the local lunch, further to visit another 2 famous sights seeing around Datong city - one is the China Architecture Wonder, Hanging Temple and the other is Yingxian Wooden Tower that is the highest and oldest wooden tower building in China.

The tour will finish at around 5:00pm, we will drop you off at your hotel in the end.

Attraction Description:

Yungang Grottoes - one of the largest stone caving art treasury famous both home and abroad, which was listed as a world heritage site in 2011. It is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, the grotto area was excavated along the mountain, imposingly stretching 1 kilometer with rich contents. Covering over 18,000 square meters engraving area, there are existing 45 main caves, 209 subsidiary caves, more than 1,100 niches, and more than 51,000 stone statues, among which the largest statue measures 17 meters and the smallest only 2 centimeters.

Hanging Temple - it is a 5th-century temple built into the side of a cliff, then move on to the Wooden Pagoda. Hanging Temple is not only the oldest and largest wooden Buddhist pagoda in existence in the world, but also as the only surviving temple combining all three Chinese traditional religions/philosophies: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Seeing it from the distance, you could find it hanging in the mid air miraculously, hence the name "Hanging Temple”. You really need courage to climb some narrow wooden stairs!

Yingxian Wooden Tower - located from 85 kilometers south of Datong City in western Yingxian County. It is a masterpiece of carpentry and the oldest surviving wooden pagoda in the world without any Having been built without a single nail or rivet. The tower was originally built in 1056 by Emperor Daozong of the Liao Dynasty (907–1125), so far around 1000 year old history. If you are a "enthusiast of ancient architecture", Yingxian Wooden Tower is the place you must see.

Meals: Lunch

Book Price

Group SizeAdult(Age:8-80) Price/p.pChild(Age:4-7) Price/p.pInfant(Age:0-3) Price/p.p
1 Number $ 340 $ 75 Free
2 Number $ 210 $ 75 Free
3 Number $ 190 $ 75 Free
4 Number $ 160 $ 75 Free
5 Number $ 140 $ 75 Free
6 Number $ 135 $ 75 Free
7 Number $ 125 $ 75 Free
8 Number $ 120 $ 75 Free
9 Number $ 115 $ 75 Free
10 Number $ 112 $ 75 Free


  • English-speaking tour guide service fee

  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver

  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees

  • Local lunch in a local Chinese restaurant

  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above


  • Accommodations

  • Dinner

  • Gratuity to the guide and driver

  • Personal costs

Trip Notes

  • The quoted price is for an 8-hour tour per day. If you use more than 6 hours or less than 8 hours per day it will still be considered a full day.

  • Additional hours are billed at 50CNY to 100CNY for the guide and 50CNY to 100CNY for the driver.

  • Please note that the itinerary is flexible and we can adjust it according to your personal interests, the weather or any unexpected conditions.

  • For the lunch, we will take you to the authentic Chinese local restaurant catering for the locals with great dishes. If you prefer to take a lunch in a fancy restaurant or order dishes more than our budget then you can just cover the cost difference above our budget.

  • We conduct only private tour but not group tour and won't mix you with others.

  • Our tours are complete non-forced shopping tour and we won't take you to any factories without request to waste your valuable time.