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  • Yanmen Pass

    Yanmen Pass

    Yanmen Pass is the National 5A Class Scenic Spot. It is also called as Xijing Pass, which is about 110 kilometers away from Datong City. Because of its special geographical location, in ancient times, Yanmen Pass was regarded as an important military fortress on the Great Wall. It is also known as ... Read more>>
  • Guanyin Temple

    Guanyin Temple

    Guanyin Temple  or Guanyin Hall locates 7.5 kilometers west of Datong city center. Guanyin Temple was originally built during Chongxi Period in 1037 of Liao Dynasty (916-1125) but was destroyed by fire in 1122. The temple was renovated several times during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The existing ... Read more>>
  • Mt.Hengshan


    Mt. Hengshan Scenic Spot is located 10 kilometers south of Hunyuan County, which is about 68 kilometers away from Datong City. Mt. Hengshan is one of the Five Sacred Taoist Mountains in China covering for about 150 square kilometers. The highest peak of the mountain, Tianfeng Peak, reaches to 2016.... Read more>>
  • Datong Ancient City Wall

    Datong Ancient City Wall

    Datong Ancient City Wall is the National 4A Class Scenic Spot and the Provincial Key Relic Protection Unit in Datong. Located in Datong city center, the Ancient City Wall has significant strategic importance since the ancient times covering an area of 3.3 square kilometers,. History of Datong Anci... Read more>>
  • 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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