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1-Day Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery Tour


Licensed Guide

8 Hours
up to 8 people
English ( Business ), 简体中文 ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

In this tour, we will visit 2 major sites in Datong, Shanxi province. Yungang Grottoes, the landmark in Datong, is the cultural icon in Shanxi, and even the whole China. It is one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Xuankong Temple, or the Hanging Monastery, is a temple built into a cliff, a peak into the religion, culture, and craftsmanship of Chinese people.

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  • 09:00 AM

    Hotel Pick-up

    Please let us know if you come from other cities to Datong, we can arrange a pick-up too.

  • 10:00 AM

    Yungang Grottoes

    They are an outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from the 5th and 6th centuries. 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

  • 12:30 PM


    Shanxi food or let me know your preference

  • 13:30 PM

    Transfer to Hanging Monastery

    It takes about 1.5 hours to the Hanging Monastery

  • 15:00 PM

    Xuankong Temple, the Hanging Monastery

    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.

  • 16:30 PM

    End of Tour and Drop Off at Hotel or on Site

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Your Hotel
Ending Point At Your Hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

* Guide Fee
* A Private Car
* Pick-up and Drop-off

What‘s not included

* Drinks & Meals


* We can also pick you at the station if you come from Beijing or other parts of China. Please contact us in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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