Private Two-Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with Lunch and Admission

Private Two-Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with Lunch and Admission
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$216
Duration: 2 days
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Description

If you have extra time in Beijing. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the nearby city Datong. You will explore the city by visiting Datong with your own English speaking guide with transfer. On this tour, you will explore the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen. This is a tour package only, and hotel accommodation in Datong is not inclusive.


The Hanging Monastery will be closed for renovation from 1st of Sep to 30th of Sep ,2018.The rest places still open, we will let you visit the Hengshan mountain instead 

Day 1: Beijing - Datong - Yungang Grottoes - Nine-Dragon Screen (L)


Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing at 7:00am and transfer you to Datong (4 to 5 hours driving time). On the way you will enjoy the beautiful countryside view, and your local guide will meet you in Datong. 

Once you arrive in Datong, enjoy your lunch meal in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the Yungang Grottoes, a World Cultural Heritage Site since 2001. Continue to the famous Nine-Dragon Screen, built for the Prince Hongwu. It is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China. It is three times larger than the one in Beihai Park in Beijing.

Transfer to your accommodation.

Day 2: Datong - Hanging Monastery - Wooden Pagoda - Beijing (L)

Head to the Hanging Monastery (around 1.5 hours driving), one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architecture. The monastery is also the only one built in honor to Sakyamuni, Laozi, and Confucius, who are founders of Buddism, Taoism and Confucianism respectively.

Enjoy your lunch meal in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue your trip to Yinxian County to visit the famous Wooden Pagoda was built in 1056 (Liao Dynasty). It's 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, your driver will transfer you back to Beijing, which will take around 4 to 5 hours.

Note: You may have a Chinese-speaking driver from Beijing to Datong who knows where to take you to. You will have English speaking tour guide in Datong.

If you have extra time in Beijing. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the nearby city Datong. You will explore the city by visiting Datong with your own English speaking guide with transfer. On this tour, you will explore the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen. This is a tour package only, and hotel accommodation in Datong is not inclusive.