Datong is an ancient city with a history of more than 2400 years. In history, Datong had a luminous past as the capital of the Northern Wei dynasty (383-534 AD). The city is endowed with rich cultural relics left from different periods like Yungang Grottos, Huayan Temple and Nine Dragon Wall.
Datong has two sections of the Great Wall. The outer wall served as a dividing line between agricultural and nomadic life in the past. The inner wall was the second line of defense. Situated between the inner and outer Great Wall, Datong has been a witness to ancient wars waged between tribes on both sides of the wall.
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Hong Qi Grand Hotel Datong
Hong Qi Grand Hotel is a 3-star hotel with facilities such as accommodation, dinning, sauna, entertainment and business.
The Datong Hotel is an international four-star standard hotel in Datong. The splendid decoration and elegant style enable you to enjoy a comfortable ...
Garden Hotel Datong
The Garden Hotel is owned by the owner of two famous restaurants, Kun Lun and Hong Ya Restaurant. It is a four-star tourist and business hotel. The ...
Holiday Inn Datong City Centre
You'll be greeted by the buzz of conversation in the stylish Lobby Lounge when you arrive at Holiday Inn Datong City Center.
Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong
With its ideal setting in the heart of Datong, centre district, the richly appointed 25 storey Howard Johnson JINDI PLAZA DATONG elevated as first i ...
Yungang International Hotel Datong
Invested by Shanxi Gold-Dragon group, Yungang International Hotel is located at the city center, with easy traffic access. And it was ranked as the ...
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With the wide spread of Buddhism in China in the second century, grotto art was introduced to China from India, developing rapidly between the secon ...
Nine Dragon Wall
Located in front of the prince residence of the 13th son Zhu Guidai of the first Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the Nine-Dragon Wall in Datong city was ...
In Datong, two famous temples erect side by side: Lower Huayan Temple completed in 1038 of Liao Dynasty and Upper Huayan Temple, rebuilt after a fir ...
Hanging Monastery at Mount Heng
The Hanging Monastery is just outside the town of Hunyuan, 75km southeast of Datong. It is located in Golden Dragon Canyon at the foot of the Mount ...
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
Located at Yingxian, 80km south of Datong, the Wooden Pagoda is the world's oldest and tallest wooden pagoda first built in 1056 of the Liao Dynasty ...
Yanmenguan Pass, which is also called Yanmensai or Xijing Pass, is located at the Ridge of Gouzhu Mountain, south out of Datong city in Shanxi Provi ...
First founded during the early 8th century, Shanhua Temple(also called Nan Temple or South Temple)is a Buddhist temple located in Datong, Shanxi Pro ...
Datong Steam Locomotive Exhibition Hall
Datong Steam Locomotive Exhibition Hall is a steam locomotive museum built at the original site of the New China’s first locomotive factory, opened ...
Datong | Food & Restaurants More
Datong is located in the north of Shanxi Province, bordering Inner Mongolia in the north and Shaanxi in the west. The local cuisine was inevitably influenced by agricultural and nomadic cultures. Similar to other places in Shanxi Province, the wheaten food is the staple food for local people in Datong. Dozens of different types of Noodles, steamed bread and dumplings are popular in the area. A piece of dough can be made into hundreds of different food. Apart from wheaten food, the people like to eat the food served with mature vinegar. They believe it ... More
Datong | Weather & Climate More
Situated at the northeastern edge of the Loess Plateau (Huangtu gaoyuan), Datong has a continental monsoon climate with four distinctive four seasons. The average annual temperature is about 6.8 degrees Celsius, with sharp temperature difference between day and night. The temperatures considerably throughout the year, with a high of 38 degrees Celsius in the summer months of July and August, and a low of around -25 in January and February. &nbs ... More
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Datong Travel Tips More
Datong is an ancient city with a history of more than 2400 years. The city is endowed with rich cultural relics left from different periods like Yungang Grottos, Huayan Temple and Nine Dragon Wall. There is some useful information below for your Datong tour. 1. The best time to visit Datong is from April to September, when the annual average temperature is 6.3C (43.34F) despite the sharp temperature swings from day to night. Clothing to protect against the cold weather is highly recommended. High season: April, May, Sept and OctoberShoulder season: Jun ... More
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