Datong Classic Day Tour


  • 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


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.

Tour info

7 hours - 8 hours
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Why take this tour?

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.

What’s included?

  • 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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Before you book

  • Duration: 7-8 hours

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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