Datong is one of the 24 famous historical cities in China with a series of splendid historic and cultural relics, now it is an old fashioned coal mining city. Today accompany by your knowledgeable tour guide, you will visit Yungang Grottoes, one of the largest stone caving art treasury, it is amazing and a must see! Afternoon to back to the city to see another 2 sights seeing - Huayan Temple and Nine-Dragon Screen. All the entrance tickets to the sights, lunch and private English speaking tour guide & transportation are inclusive in this full day tour.
Explore Yungang Grottoes, one of the largest stone caving art treasury in China;
Appreciate the most preserved Buddha statues carved into the cliff side；
Take a look at Nine-Dragon Wall and Huayan Temple and gain knowledage about the relevant history and backgroud;
Ensure a personal experience hassle-free pickup and drop-off in Datong;
Guide and driver will meet you in your hotel lobby in the morning around 8:30am.
We will then travel via private vehicle (car or van), around 40 minutes drive to Yungang Grottoes. Morning to visit one of the largest stone caving art treasury - Yungang Grottoes. Chinese lunch will be arranged close to the Yungang Grottoes, then further to visit another 2 sights seeing in Datong downtown city - Huayan Temple and Nine-Dragon Screen.
The tour will finish at around 16:00pm-16:30pm, we will drop you off at your hotel in the end.
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.
Huayan Temple - located in the center of the ancient city area of Datong, occupies an important position in the history of Buddhist culture and architecture of China. It is the largest and best perfectly preserved temple of the Liao (916-1125AD) and Jin (1115-1234AD) dynasties in China. It was separated into an upper and lower temple, and there is a 1,559-square-meter-large main hall in it that is the one of the two giant Buddha halls in China.
Nine-Dragon Screen - has 600 years history. It is the oldest and largest glazed screen in China today. There are 2 Nine-dragon Screen in China, one is located in Beihai Park of Beijing, Datong Nine-Dragon Screen is three times larger than the one in Beihai Park.
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
Gratuity to the guide and driver
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.