Datong Day Tour from BeijingBeijing to Datong

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Trip Summary

Chinese Culture, Adventure, At a Glance

Many newcomers to China have never even heard of Datong, but this small city in Shanxi province is home to some amazing historical sites, making it well worth a visit.

To start off your guided tour, you'll visit the Hengshan Hanging Temple, an ancient Buddhist temple precariously situated on the side of a cliff, and the only existing temple that combines Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

The next stop of your tour is another must-see: Yungang Grottoes, one of China's three famed ancient Buddhist cave art sites. Inside the grottoes, there are over 50,000 statues of the Buddha, many of them over 1,500 years old!

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  • Transfer to Train Station (Beijing) – bullet train to Datong, around 2 hours, 250-350 km/h
  • Pickup at Train Station (Datong)
  • Hengshan Hanging Temple – built onto the face of a cliff 50m above the ground, this temple is one of China's most picturesque temples
  • Lunch – local cuisine
  • Yungang Grottoes – home to some of the oldest Buddhist cave art in China, with more than 50,000 statues carved right into the rock face
  • Transfer to Train Station (Datong) – bullet train to Beijing, around 2 hours, 250-350 km/h
  • End of Tour

What's Included

  • One-on-one trip consulting and planning service from one of our experienced travel specialists
  • Domestic transportation as detailed on your itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide (selected/trained by our Western staff)
  • Experienced Chinese-speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle (unlimited bottled water supplied in your vehicle)
  • Entry to all attractions on your itinerary – no hidden costs or commission-based shopping stops
  • Meals as specified on your itinerary (at quality local restaurants)
  • 24/7 support from your guide and travel specialist while you are on tour

What's Not Included

  • International flights to and from China
  • International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
  • Tips for your guide and driver


  • We offer our itineraries as suggestions only; all of our tours can be tailored to your schedule and interests. If there is anything you do or don't want to include, simply let your agent know
  • Prices vary according to your date of travel and any special requests you might have. Please ask for a free, bespoke quotation
  • Meals may change based on the time and location. You can also ask your guide to change your meals. We will try our best to help you enjoy a variety of Chinese food
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