1-Day Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery Tour

Nature & Outdoor

Nancy X.

Chinese (Simplified) (Native), English
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 10 people

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.

Meeting Point

At Your Hotel

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

01:30 PM

Transfer to Hanging Monastery

It takes about 1.5 hours to the Hanging Monastery

03:00 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.

04:30 PM

End of Tour and Drop Off at Hotel or on Site

Ending Point

At Your Hotel

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

* Guide Fee

* A Private Car

* Pick-up and Drop-off

What‘s not included

* Drinks & Meals

* Entrance Tickets of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

* Tips

Important Information

* 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 - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time
$88/ per person