Visit Datong City
Datong tours include an enviable array of historical sites, with Datong being a charming destination for visitors to explore.
Apart from the historical walls surrounding the city, which have been rebuilt now, Datong hosts a trove of other cultural treasures. Datong tours are not complete without visiting the magnificent Yungang Grottoes which is one of the finest examples of Buddhist cave art, as well as the Hanging Monastery built on the precipice of a cliff which is a stunning feat of architecture. From Datong, travellers can also enjoy the Wooden Pagoda in Ying County and the astonishing Nine Dragon Screen. Well preserved Pingyao ancient town is also a worthwhile inclusion in any trip to the Datong region.
- Explore Pingyao – An ancient town located just four hours drive from Datong, Pingyao is beautifully preserved and worth a visit for those want to delve deeper into Chinese culture.
- Visit Taiyuan – Extend your tour with a trip to Taiyuan. Often passed through by travellers making their way to Pingyao or Datong, Taiyuan is worth at least a day trip. Far from being China’s biggest city, it still offers an array of temples, history and culture that make for excellent sightseeing.
- Take a train – Experience China’s latest mode of travel with a high speed train trip to Xian, now just two and a half hours away.