Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Day Trip from Beijing by English Driver

Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Day Trip from Beijing by English Driver
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$140
Duration: 15 hours
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Depart on early morning around 5am, and head up to Datong from your city hotel in Beijing ( 5-hour driving time). Accompany by your friendly private English driver to see famous Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple or other city attractions within 5-hour time before returning back to Beijing downtown. Door to door hotel pickup and drop-off service, toll, gas and parking fee are all inclusive.

DaTong Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. The others are Longmen and Mogao.The site is located about 16 km west of the city of Datong, in the valley of the Shi Li river at the base of the Wuzhou Shan mountains.There are 53 major caves, along with 51,000 niches housing the same number of Buddha statues. Additionally, there are around 1,100 minor caves. A Ming Dynasty-era fort is still located on top of the cliff housing the Yungang Grottoes.

Hanging Temple is a temple built into a cliff (75 m or 246 ft above the ground) near Mount Heng in Hunyuan County, Datong City, Shanxi province, China. The closest city is Datong, 64.23 kilometers to the northwest. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The structure is kept in place with oak crossbeams fitted into holes chiseled into the cliffs. The main supportive structure is hidden inside the bedrock. The monastery is located in the small
canyon basin, and the body of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the prominent summit, protecting the temple from rain erosion and sunlight.

Depart on early morning around 5am, and head up to Datong from your city hotel in Beijing ( 5-hour driving time). Accompany by your friendly private English driver to see famous Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple or other city attractions within 5-hour time before returning back to Beijing downtown. Door to door hotel pickup and drop-off service, toll, gas and parking fee are all inclusive.