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  • Good appetite in Datong

    Good appetite in Datong

    Datong people like to cook wheaten food. Datong cuisine is relatively salty and oily. The most famous dishes and local snacks include cat ear noodles, pea noodles, dried bean curd, yellow cake, and Yanggao dried apricot. Cat ear noodle This kind of noodle looks like the ear of cat, thus name... Read more>>
  • Huayan Temple – Datong City Guide

    Huayan Temple

    The Huayan Temple complex built in Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125) is located in Daxi Street on the southwestern side of Datong City, Shanxi Province. The temple was divided into two parts - the Upper Huayan Temple and the Lower Huayan Temple. The temple was renovated and enlarged for several times durin... Read more>>
  • Wooden Pagoda

    Wooden Pagoda

    Located in Yingxian County, about 70 km south of Datong, the Wooden Pagoda is the oldest and highest wooden structure in China and is regarded as the “First Pagoda in the World”. It was built in the year of 1056 during Liao Dynasty. Read more>>
  • Nine-dragon Screen

    Nine-dragon Screen

    Among the existing famous nine-dragon screen walls in China, the Datong Nine-Dragon Screen is by far the oldest, biggest and most artistic one. Dating back to Ming Dynasty, this 600-year-old screen is a masterful example of Chinese fire-glazed tile. Read more>>
  • Shanhua Temple

    Shanhua Temple

    Also named as Southern Temple for its location in the southern section of Datong City, the Shanhua Temple is one of the best preserved temples of Jin Kingdom, a kingdom coexisting with Southern Song Dynasty. Read more>>
  • Hanging Monastery

    Hanging Monastery

    Odd as its name, the 1,400-year-old monastery does not merely defy gravity but laws of religion. It is also homage to various religions, including Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Read more>>
  • Yungang Grottoes

    Yungang Grottoes

    The Yungang Grottoes are excellent examples of rock-out architecture and one of the three most famous ancient sculptural sites of China, of which the other two are Longmen and Mogao Grottoes. Read more>>
  • Datong Transportation

    Datong Transportation

    The public transportation in Datong is well developed. Intercity buses and taxis are available for local transportation, and various trains and airlines connect the city to many major cities in and out of China. Air: Transport between Datong Airport and the urban area is convenient by the shut... Read more>>
  • Datong Overview

    Datong Overview

    Located in the northern part of Shanxi Province, Datong is the second largest city in the province and well known as the “City of the Coal”, a leading coal-production center. Datong is one of the 24 famed historical and cultural cities in China thanks to its ever profound history, which can be ... Read more>>
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