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Sometimes known as the Hanging Monastery, the Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) is built into the cliff-side of the mighty Hengshan (Mt. Heng) near Datong city in Shanxi Province. Held up by oak stilts slotted into holes chiselled out from the rock, the rest of the structure that supports the temple is hidden inside the bedrock. Built in 491, the Hanging Temple has survived more than 1,500 years. The face of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the summit, which has protected it from the elements over all the years.

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is the only temple that incorporates all of China’s traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Visitors to the temple come in their droves to marvel at this architectural feat for themselves, and to peer over the railings onto the rocks 50 meters below.

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Datong Classic Day Tour

Datong Classic Day Tour

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History buffs can save hours of time and effort compared to navigating Chinese-language public transport with this efficient Datong private transfer service. Check off the two key cultural highlights of Datong—the 1400-year-old Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple—in just one day with the help of a local guide. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

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Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on a private day tour of Datong. Start at your hotel, then travel comfortably to each location by private transportation. Rather than skim the surface like a typical large group tour, you get engaging guided visits at Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, and more. Ask questions, get suggestions, and avoid language barrier issues with the help of your private guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

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Escape the bustle of Beijing in favor of rural Datong on a private 2-day tour of the Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). With a private guide, you’ll visit Datong highlights such as the Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and discover the 50,000-plus Buddhist statues within the Yungang Grottoes. Plus, you’ll visit the cliff-side Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
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$498.00
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$498.00
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Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

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Beijing is teeming with standout sights, but areas outside the city are filled with hidden must-see attractions. Cover locations outside standard tourist itineraries during this enriching day trip to Datong, with round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel. Visit the Hanging Monastery, one of China’s most daring architectural feats, and explore the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes, home to over 51,000 Buddha statues. You’ll also munch on savory sliced noodles—a local specialty.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$348.00
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$348.00
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Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

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See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$333.34
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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

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Visit two top attractions of Datong — Hanging Temple and the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes — on a privately guided day trip. Your personalized itinerary provides time to explore one of China's largest grottoes as well as the 5th-century temple built into Hengshan mountain cliff. Lunch and round-trip minivan transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.00
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$196.00
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Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

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Explore the historic city of Datong and its surrounds without any mandatory factory stops or shopping excursions on this private, customizable two-day tour. Drive from Beijing to Datong with your private driver and visit a range of ancient landmarks and monuments, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple. Choose between a self-guided tour and a tour package with your own private guide to show you around and explain the history and culture of Shanxi province in greater detail.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$368.00
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$368.00
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Private 2-Day Datong Tour

Private 2-Day Datong Tour

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See main sites of Datong from this package private 2-day tour, experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Yungang Grottoes, the largest Nine Dragon Screen in China. And visit the impressive Hanging Monastery built 1500 years ago and Wooden Pagoda in Ying County, private guide, driver, entrance fees of sites and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 days
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$494.00
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$494.00
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

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If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.00
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$218.00
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2 Days Private Yungang Grottoes-Hanging Temple-Pingyao Tour from Datong

2 Days Private Yungang Grottoes-Hanging Temple-Pingyao Tour from Datong

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Spend two days to visit two UNESCO Sights in Shanxi Private local friendly driver and konwledgable guide included Private confortable and air-contioned vehicles (GM Buick car or MPV) for the trip Taste the Datong and Pingyao Local lunch and drinks Toll road first Bottled water provided
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

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Depart on early morning around 5am, and head up to Datong from your city hotel in Beijing ( 5-hour driving time). Accompany by your friendly private English driver to see famous Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple or other city attractions within 5-hour time before returning back to Beijing downtown. Door to door hotel pickup and drop-off service, toll, gas and parking fee are all inclusive.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Jiayuguan hotel to Jiayuguan Fortress and Xuanbi Great Wall. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the main entrance, assistant you for the entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your self-guided tour finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Dunhuang.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.87
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$61.87
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Private Tour of Datong Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Private Tour of Datong Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Have a full day private tour to explore the historical relics and Chinese architecture in Datong, know more about the top attractions from an expert local tour guide, visit the peculiar wood-structured Hanging Monastery on the cliff, and see the oldest and highest wooden structure in China - Yingxian County Wooden Pagoda.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$246.16
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$246.16
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Datong Private Round-Trip Transfer Service to Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes

Datong Private Round-Trip Transfer Service to Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Datong city hotel to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the main entrance, assistant you for the entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your self-guided tour finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Datong, you also can choose to have an English speaking tour guide who will accompany you at the attraction when make booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private Yungang Grottoes & Hengshan Hanging Temple Tour From Datong

Private Yungang Grottoes & Hengshan Hanging Temple Tour From Datong

Morning at 8:00am we will pick you up at your Datong hotel or Airport (could be based on your flight time). Our private tour guide and driver will lead you visit the most important sightseeings in Datong and give you more detailed information. You will have a wonderful Day in Datong!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.98
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$158.98
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Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Dunhuang city hotel to Jiayuguan Fortress and Xuanbi Great Wall. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the main entrance, assistant you for the entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your self-guided tour finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Dunhuang, you also can choose to have an English speaking tour guide who will accompany you at the attraction when make booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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All Inclusive Datong Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

All Inclusive Datong Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Join this private day tour to explore two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Datong:Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Yungang represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asian with Chinese cultural traditions. While the 1400 years Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the cliff more than 50 meters above the ground. This private tour includes lunch, entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. Tour can start from your Datong hotel's lobby or Datong railway station.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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Private Day Tour to Datong Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda

Private Day Tour to Datong Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda

- No hidden fees, no commission-based shopping stops just memorable experiences - Enjoy private transfer and guiding to Datong’s cultural highlights - No cramming into a car that’s too small: travel in a vehicle that suits your group - Private transport includes pick-up from, and return to your Datong hotel
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.36
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$214.36
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2-Day Private Datong Trip including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Beijing

2-Day Private Datong Trip including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Beijing

From Beijing, discover the nearby city of Datong on a 2-day private tour that visits the Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen. Visit the Yungang Grottoes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for spectacular rock carvings, and the Hanging Monastery, an ornate temple built into a cliff. You’ll also see the towering Wooden Pagoda and the Nine Dragon Screen wall, a great introduction to the rich history and culture of the region. Includes private guide, lunches and transportation, and you arrange your accommodation.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$541.87
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$541.87
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2-Day Private Tour to Datong from Beijing by Bullet Train

2-Day Private Tour to Datong from Beijing by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of Datong including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine-Dragon Wall, Ancient City Wall, Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda with this 2 days private tour from Beijing by bullet train. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Beijing hotel.
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  • 2 days
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$560.00
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$560.00
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2-Day Datong Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple Private Tour

2-Day Datong Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple Private Tour

Visit one of northern China’s historical wonders on this private 12-hour Yungang Grottoes trip from Beijing. Travel to this UNESCO-listed treasure-trove of early Buddhist cave art near Datong, and enjoy ample time to tour its 252 grottoes of thousands of Buddhist statues. See highlights including the towering Buddha cliff carving, and smaller caverns and niches filled with murals and figurines, many from the 5th century. Lunch, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.40
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$632.40
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7-Day Private Tour to Pingyao,Datong and Beijing by Bullet Train

7-Day Private Tour to Pingyao,Datong and Beijing by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of China including the Pingyao,Datong and Beijing by Bullet Train with this 7 days private tour from Pingyao. You will be picked up from Pingyao hotel and dropped off at Beijing hotel.
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  • 7 days
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$1,676.10
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$1,676.10
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4-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

4-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

Visit highlights of Shanxi including Pingyao and Datong with this 4 days private tour from Pingyao. You will be picked up at Pingyao hotel/train station and dropped off Datong hotel/Train station.
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  • 4 days
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$771.21
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$771.21
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Pingyao 2-Day Private Tour to Datong: Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and More

Pingyao 2-Day Private Tour to Datong: Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and More

Join this comprehensive 2-day private tour to Datong from Pingyao. Alongside an expert guide, explore two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Besides, you will also visit the Nine Dragon Screen and Datong City Wall. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunches, travel by private vehicle during the tour. You can choose to end your tour in Datong or return Pingyao. Please book your own hotel in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$532.65
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$532.65
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) costs USD 41.03. Guided Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) tours start around USD 41.03 per person.
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