Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes
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$168
Duration: 2 days
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Description

Datong is one of the most ancient city in China with more than 3000 year history. It used be the capital city for the dynasties,so you will find lots of culture heritages in this city. This is 2-day self-guided tour with private transfer from Beijing. The package is also attraction entrance tickets and 2 lunches inclusive. You will be able to explore the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen.

Day 1: (L)
Your driver comes to pick you up at you hotel in Beijing at 8:00am, and your will start your 4.5-hour journey to Datong. 

For lunch, you'll have local handmade sliced noodles, a very popular meal in Northwest region of China. After the lunch, You will visit Yungang Grottoes , a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 53 grottoes contain more than 50,000 Buddihist statues and stretch for about 1 km (0.5 miles) east to west.

Then, you will visit the Nine-Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum. There are three pieces of dragon screen in China, and this is the biggest one in China. The 426 azure stones that compose the dragons have also keep their gloss and grandeur over 600 years. 

After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel (own expense). 

Day 2: (L)
After checking out from the hotel in the morning, you'll travel to the 1,500-year-old Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). 

The Hanging Temple is one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the Datong area. 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.

For lunch, enjoy a traditional local food.

In the afternoon, you will go to the Yinxian County to visit the famous Wooden Pagoda. Based on Liao Dynasty structure, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda was built in 1056. The wooden pagoda is one of the planet´s oldest wooden buildings. Not a single nail was used in the construction of the nine-story, 67m-high structure, which has thus far survived seven major earthquakes.

After the tour, you will be transferred back to Beijing following a 4.5-hour journey. 

Note:  This tour also offer the English speaking tour guide service if you choose the Private Tour With Tour Guide price option.

Datong is one of the most ancient city in China with more than 3000 year history. It used be the capital city for the dynasties,so you will find lots of culture heritages in this city. This is 2-day self-guided tour with private transfer from Beijing. The package is also attraction entrance tickets and 2 lunches inclusive. You will be able to explore the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen.