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  • Huayan Temple Datong

    Huayan Temple

    The Huayan Temple complex built in Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125) is located in Daxi Street target="_blank" title="Datong">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 du... 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”. Listed as a historical relic unit under the protection of the country, the Wooden Pagoda was built in the year of 1056... 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 with a length of 45.5 meters long, a height of 8 m... Read more>>
  • Shanhua Temple

    Shanhua Temple

    Also named as Southern Temple for its location in the southern Datong, the Shanhua Temple is one of the best preserved temples of Jin Kingdom, a kingdom coexisting with Southern Song Dynasty. Covering an area of nearly 14,000 sq meters, the Shanhua Temple has three main buildings: the Gate, the Hal... 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. Instead of an exclusive devotion to a single religion, the Hanging Temple is outstanding not because of its particular construction target="_blank" title="Datong">Datong City, the Hanging Monastery is a... Read more>>
  • Yungang Grottoes

    Yungang Grottoes

    Located about 16km southwest of Datong, in the valley of the Shili River at the base of the Wuzhou Mountain, the Yungang Grottoes are an outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from the 5th and 6th centuries, and were acclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Yungang Grottoes i... Read more>>
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