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Yungang Grottoes

Datong Highlights - Private Tour - 1 Day

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In this Datong one-day religious tour, you will admire the well-known Yungang Grottoes, one of the Three Major Buddhist Grottoes in China. Besides, you may gain a full glimpse of China’s Buddhist culture by visiting Hanging Temple and Huayan Temple in Datong.
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Tour A:Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Temple – Private day Tour

Meals: lunch

In the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and you start to explore Datong, an ancient cultural city in Shanxi Province, China.

Your trip begins with Yungang Grottoes (UNESCO), the oldest one of the Three Major Buddhist Grottoes in China. Absorbing Indian Gandhara Buddhist art, Yungang Grottoes melds traditional Chinese art and social features of that time, which make it a masterpiece of early Chinese cave art and Buddhist culture.

Then, take a car ride (about 1.5 hours) to the Hanging Temple. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this marvelous temple is characterized by its special location on the sheer cliff and its combination of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

In the late afternoon, drive back to Datong (about 1.5 hours) and transfer your hotel.

Service ends.

 

Price:

2-5 travelers: USD 209 per person

6-9 travelers: USD 135 per person

Tour B:Yungang Grottoes & Huayan Temple – Private day Tour

Meals: lunch

In the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and you start to explore Datong, an ancient cultural city in Shanxi Province, China.

Your trip begins with Yungang Grottoes (UNESCO), the oldest one of the Three Major Buddhist Grottoes in China. Absorbing Indian Gandhara Buddhist art, Yungang Grottoes melds traditional Chinese art and social features of that time, which make it a masterpiece of early Chinese cave art and Buddhist culture.

Then, visit the Huayan Temple, China’s largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence. It is composed by two sections. The upper temple houses five large Buddhas, and the lower temple contains a collection of Buddhist writings.

Afterwards, visit the oldest and largest Nine Dragon Screen in China. Located in Datong, it is one of the three famous nine dragon screens in existence. The other two are in Beijing’s Forbidden City and Beihai Park.

Drop-off at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Service ends.

 

Price:

2-5 travelers: USD 140 per person

6-9 travelers: USD 91 per person

 

Other service:

Train station / airport  private transfer (one-way): 15 USD per person

Tour Includes :

-- Private tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned car or coach
-- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Lunch as listed

Tour Excludes :

-- Any flight and train ticket
-- Hotel fee
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- Travel insurance
-- China Visa

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