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Address: Yungang Gou, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00

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a sight to behold

This was what I came to China for! The site is about an hour away from Datong by tour bus. There must be a million Buddhique sculptures in this one site alone.

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was what I came to China for! The site is about an hour away from Datong by tour bus. There must be a million Buddhique sculptures in this one site alone.

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Tigre, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

you must see this grotto , i really love it. So huge and well made, i really enjoyed this place in Datong

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went here with a private guide named May, who was very informative. The first grottos are large, made by emperors. Ascend some stairs further in, and you can see smaller ones commissioned by aristocrats. Some grottos have just recently been opened up to the public. They were made about 1500 years ago over about a 60 year span.

Thank Ace6of6Clubs
Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The grotto is the third largest of its kind in China. It has also been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. From the tastefully designed entrance to the use of discreet earpieces used for guiding and perhaps the absence of the usual loud and pushy crowds, we had a very enjoyable tour of this very impressive site be it in... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This province is so blessed to have so many treasures to share. Such a sight to see how handicraft from so many years ago can still be appreciated in our modern world. Have to remind everyone that cameras are not allowed in most covered grottos, even without flash and they can get nasty if someone tries. One of the main... More 

1 Thank S8W
Rome, Italy
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Months have passed and i still recall the beauty of this millenary art. The details, the passion of these carvings is incomparable to anything else. Even with all the tourists and the guides if you are able to focus in front of these masterpieces do come have a look! well worth the journey.

Thank marziadcc
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Reviewed 20 October 2015

Yungang Grottoes are on the old silk road. The devotion of hundreds who lived and carved into the rock of the mountain and the feelings of the millions who traveled this way are reflected from the cliff face, preserved in the 30 plus caves and presented with artifacts in a modern entertaining museum. The entrance way to the grottoes is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

This Unesco attraction is worth every minute of your visit. They have turned the whole place into a park and you can spend at least 3 to 4 hours there. Avoid joining the group tour if possible. The group tour will just take you through superficially and you cannot enjoy the majesty of the beautiful art work. oSpend your time... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

I arranged a 14 day trip to China with China Highlights and DaTong was one of the cities we visited for one night / two days. It is a must stopover for anyone visiting China as the history and development in the area is phenomenal. The tour was made even better with the help of our guide Lee Ann who... More 

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