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Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) Tours and Tickets

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The Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) are ancient Chinese Buddhist grottoes that reside in the north cliff of Wuzhou Mountain near the city of Datong in Shanxi Province. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2001, the Yungang Grottoes are a brilliant display of Buddhist rock-cut architecture dating back to the fifth and sixth centuries.

The Yungang caves are divided into east, middle, and western sections. Pagodas dominate the eastern parts, while the west comprises small to medium sized caves. The caves in the middle section feature front and back chambers with Buddha statues at their center. In total, the complex comprises 252 grottoes with more than 51,000 stone Buddha statues.

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Nanjiao, Datong, Shanxi, China, 37007
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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 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

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 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 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 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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$333.34

Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour

Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour

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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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  • 9 hours
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$410.00
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$410.00
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Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

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Take time out from Datong to see two of north China’s historical highlights on this private 8-hour Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery tour. View the 5th-century Yungyang Grottoes, a series of rock-cut caves filled with Buddha statues. Plus, check out the Hanging Monastery, whose ornate medieval temples are suspended from a cliff face. Learn about both sites from a private guide on a tour that includes a Chinese lunch, entrance fees, and private transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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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 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 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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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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One Day Datong Yungang Grottoes,Hanging Temple Tour with English speaking driver

One Day Datong Yungang Grottoes,Hanging Temple Tour with English speaking driver

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The Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple near Mount Heng are both grand highlights of Shaanxi province. Both are also some distance away from the closest city, Datong, and are stressful to get to if you don’t know the roads. Ditch the maps and leave the rental car in the garage for the day with this full-day tour to both sites, complete with a private driver. No crowded buses on this tour: just travel direct to the ancient Buddhist temples at Yungang and the precipitous cliffside Hanging Temple.
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  • 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.34
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$313.34
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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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Yungang Grottoes and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda including Shanxi Style Lunch

Yungang Grottoes and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda including Shanxi Style Lunch

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Explore some of Datong’s cultural relics including the Buddhist Yungang Grottoes and the millenary Yingxian Wooden Pagoda also called Pagoda of Fogong Temple. During this tour you will also sample some traditional delicacies of the province in special forms made with flour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.00
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$201.00
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Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes from Beijing By Plane and Train

Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes from Beijing By Plane and Train

Visit the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes on a full-day trip to Datong from Beijing that includes Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Beijing by train, English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Explore one of the largest stone caving art treasury at Yungang Grottoes, eat lunch at a local restaurant, then experience the architectural wonder - Hanging Temple. This private tour is a cost-effective way to make the most of your time in China, with an knowledgable guide to help bring the ancient world to life.
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  • 12 to 18 hours
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$460.00
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$460.00
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Full-Day Datong Cultural Highlights Private Tour with Lunch

Full-Day Datong Cultural Highlights Private Tour with Lunch

- 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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$208.00
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$208.00
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Private Day Tour of Datong City Sightseeing

Private Day Tour of Datong City Sightseeing

Datong was once the political, economic and military center of ancient North China, which left the city with a series of splendid historic and cultural relics. Have a private full day tour to visit the historical relics in Datong, know more about the top attractions from an expert local tour guide, visit the Yungang Grottoes, the Huayan Monastery and the Nine Dragons Screen in one day.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.90
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$235.90
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Private Day tour of Datong From Beijing Including Transfer Service

Private Day tour of Datong From Beijing Including Transfer Service

It’s at least a 4-hour drive from downtown Beijing to the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Maximize your time at the Hengshan Hanging Temple, the Nine Dragon Screen, and these spectacular caves with their ancient sculptures on this private day tour by plane, which includes lunch. A private driver will chauffeur you to and from your hotel to the airport; your personal driver/guide will meet you at Datong.
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  • 17 to 18 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$828.00
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$828.00
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Private Datong Highlight tour

Private Datong Highlight tour

Have a Datong trip with us to explore Chinese further history! Travel easy with our private tour tailor made for you! See the 1400-year-old Hengshan Hanging Temple, built in the side of a cliff! Visit the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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$117.95
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Full-Day Private Guided Cultural Tour of Datong with Lunch

Full-Day Private Guided Cultural Tour of Datong with Lunch

- 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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$201.03
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$201.03
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Private French-speaking guide - The Yungang Caves, the Datong Museum

Private French-speaking guide - The Yungang Caves, the Datong Museum

- This trip does not include any forced stops in tourist shops - No hidden costs: fuel, tolls, parking costs are included in the  quote - Private guide service, lunch, entrance tickets, private transport and pick-up  hotel charges are included - It is possible to have a French or English speaking guide service  let's choose your option
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$189.75
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$189.75
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Datong Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

Datong Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

It is an amazing day to include the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Guide will pick you up at hotel lobby around 8:30am transferred to the Yungang Grottoes (approx. 60 km) Lunch, your guide can give you some lunch recommendations at your own expense Continue to the Hanging Temple transferred back to your hotel Datong or railway station No shopping tour with private guide and van Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.08
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$203.08
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11-Day Private Tour to Beijing,Datong,Pingyao,Xi'an,Luoyang,Chengdu and Guilin

11-Day Private Tour to Beijing,Datong,Pingyao,Xi'an,Luoyang,Chengdu and Guilin

Visit highlights of China including the Beijing,Datong,Pingyao,Xi'an,Luoyang,Chengdu and Guilin with this private 13 days tour from Beijing. You will be picked up from Your Beijing hotel and dropped off at Guilin.
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  • 13 days
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$3,178.67
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