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Datong Travel 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 target="_blank" title="China">China thanks to its ever profound history, which can be dated back to 2,400 years ago. Such prosperous history leaves this city with fabulous historical and cultural relics. Yungang Grottoes are an apparent example, one of China’s three most outstanding grottoes, a cluster of caves brimming wi...
  • How to Arrange Your Datong Trip
    Recommended attractions a.must-go places Yungang Grottoes Huayan Temple Hanging Temple Wooden Pagoda b.other recommends Shanhua Temple Nine Dragon Screen Recommended itinerary Datong 1 day tour Day 1  In the morning you could visit t...
  • Datong Travel Season Tips
    Datong has a continental climate with sharp temperature difference between day and night. The best time to visit Datong is from May to October. Spring from March to May is windy and dry, with occasional snow and dusty wind. Summer is relatively ...
  • Transportation in Datong Travel
    Airport Datong Yungang Airport is small and target="_blank" title="Datong">Datong Hotel (in the city center). It takes about 40 minutes and operates from 7:30 to the last flight of the day. Ticket price: 10 Yuan per person. b.    Taxi It takes a...
  • Datong Food
    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...
  • Datong Shopping Tips
    Datong is situated in northern Shanxi Province and bordered by Inner Mongolia to the north and Hebei Province to the east. It has become a commercial and trade center of the three provinces. The most well-known local products include Yungang Silk Do...
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