Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing
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$115
Duration: 2 days
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Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your hotel in Beijing to Datong. During these two days tour, you will see the highlights of Datong that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple.If time permit you can also visit the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine-Dragon Wall.If you wish to have a friendly private guide  from Datong to accompany you  and tell histories and stories about the attractions along the way, you also can book a guide and transfer service option upon booking.There is no factory and shopping stops during the tour.

As one of the twenty-four most famous historical cities in China, Datong is known for its abundant historical relics and natural beauty. Datong is a worthwhile destination for travelers who wish to dig deeper into China's history and culture.

Day 1: Beijing - Datong
You will be picked up from your hotel by your driver and private vehicle in the morning. Heading to Datong, it will take about 5 hours to arrive there.

Once arriving in Datong, you will visit the Yungang Grottoes. The three main sites in China that are famous for their stone sculpture are Dunhuang, Longmen and Yungang. Among these, the Yungang grottoes are considered as the number one due to the tremendous size, ancient history, and relatively complete state of preservation.

Afterwards, Chinese lunch will be arranged close to the Yungang Grottoes at your own expense.

Then, you can either choose to go back to hotel to rest and explore Datong city, or head to the Nine-Dragon Wall, it is a type of screen wall with reliefs of nine different Chinese dragons.

Day 2: Datong-Beijing
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Datong, then driving to Hanging Temple. The temple is at the foot of Mt. Hengshan, it is 5 kilometers (3 miles) south of Hunyuan County, and 65 kilometers (40 miles) away from downtown Datong. Since it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50 meters above the ground, that is why it is called Hanging Temple. How could a building like this withstand the winds and storms for so many years? Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder. It will be a very unique experience for you.

In the afternoon, you can choose to heading back to Beijing city or continue to visit the famous Pagoda of Fogong Temple(this will need at least 2 extra hours). Since it was built completely of timber, it has been known popularly as the Wooden Pagoda of Yingxian County. Standing 67.31 meters high, it is the only extant large wooden pagoda in China and also the tallest among ancient wooden buildings of the world.

After that, heading back to Beijing, which will take about 5 hours.

Please note this a private round trip transfer service from Beijing to Datong. Your hotel accommodation, meals and entrance tickets is not included.Of course, you can add-on an experienced local guide service upon booking, if you need someone to hike with you and tell the stories along the way. If you choose this option, your guide will meet you in Datong and accompany you to all the sites in Datong.

The Tour operator cannot guarantee an English-speaking driver. Due to their availability, you may have a Chinese speaking driver, but they know exactly where to pick you up and where to drop you off. Guest can use their phone to call our translator if need during the ride(if you choose to use the transfer service only)

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your hotel in Beijing to Datong. During these two days tour, you will see the highlights of Datong that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple.If time permit you can also visit the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine-Dragon Wall.If you wish to have a friendly private guide  from Datong to accompany you  and tell histories and stories about the attractions along the way, you also can book a guide and transfer service option upon booking.There is no factory and shopping stops during the tour.