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Datong Classic Day Tour - with unbiased reviews

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With no direct buses and English-speaking taxis as rare as hen’s teeth, a tour is by far the easiest way to experience Datong’s UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple, particularly given the distances involved. Explore these historic religious sites at your own pace, with the insights of a local guide, on this private guided transfer. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 1
    Yungang Grottoes
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • Enjoy private transfer and guiding to Datong’s cultural highlights
  • Travel back in time at the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Admire the Hengshan Hanging Temple, first built around 1400 years ago
  • Private guide means personal attention as you explore these ancient sites
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your hotel or Datong railway station for the 37-mile (60-kilometer) drive to the Yungang Grottoes. The 254 grottoes and 51,000 stone sculptures here date back to the fifth century AD and are considered the pinnacle of Chinese Buddhist artwork—a status that has earned them a UNESCO World Heritage listing. Continue to the Hengshan Hanging Temple, built into the cliffs of Mount Heng over 1400 years ago. Besides its elaborate design, the temple combines elements of three religions: Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. Once you’re done exploring, enjoy transfer back to your hotel or the railway station.
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Important Information
7–8 hours
  • Hotel or Railway Station pickup and drop-off in Datong
  • Driver
  • Local English speaking tour guide service
  • Air-conditioned and clean vehicle
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Entrance tickets fee
  • Meals
  • Tips to the tour guide and driver
  • Accommodation
  • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes
  • Entry/Admission - Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
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Additional Info
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Datong One-day Private Tour Guide Nancy
Linda C
Central Otago, New Zealand
Amazing Datong and Nancy Tour
We engaged Nancy for a private tour prior to travelling to China. Nancy was fantastic to deal with, she went
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Andres J
Barcelona, Spain
If you want personalised service, this is your tour
She picks you up at whatever time your arrive by train or plane. She helps you to book an hotel for hours to rest
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Manos R
We had an amazing time with Nancy, as she was very kind, helpful, well informed and quite an interesting person to
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Flavia G
Province of Malaga, Spain
Fantastic experience!
We had an amazing time in the tour! Very interesting and enjoyable. I highly recommend it. Nancy helps you with
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Kevin H
Taipei, Taiwan
Amazing Place to Visit!!
I had a wonderful time with the guide Nancy during my 2.5 days in Datong. She arranged everything and had
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Puebla, Mexico
Great Experience at Datong
We got a warm welcome at the airport. The tour to the hanging temple and the Yungang Grottoes was on a very
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Madrid, Spain
The best tour and the best tourist guide
We chose a private tour of Datong to see the hanging temples and caves of Yungang. Nancy picked us up at our
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Roberta S
fantastic guide
The guide - Datong Nancy Magic Tour. +8613513678815 - was incredibly kind and knowleadgeable . She spoke a great
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Bruno Sousa
Singapore, Singapore
Perfect two days in Datong
Nancy was extremely patient and knowledge guide. At every single place my parents and I went to in Dating Nancy
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Nancy is fantastic and the sights are worth coming to Datong to see
We did a one-day tour with Nancy, where she drove us out to the Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes. Both of the
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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