If you prefer a history or religion tour in China, Daong is the place which you can’t miss. In history, Datong had a luminous past as the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty (383-534 AD), and was one of the nine ancient capitals of China. It’s wonderful choice to travel this ancient city with a history of more than 2400 years and the first group of important historical and cultural cities in China.
Datong is endowed with rich cultural relics and temples left from different periods or dynasty. Like Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple( Xuankong Temple) represent the culture of Northern Wei Dynasty; Huayan Temple, Shanhua Temple and Avalokitesvara Temple stand the culture of Liao & Kim Dynasties; Nine Dragon Wall and the fortress Great Wall are the symbols of Ming & Qing Dynasties. The variety of Chinese religions and culture consists of these historical sites. They can be summarized as Ping City’s culture, fortress culture and Buddhist culture… >> Read more about Datong history, facts, getting around, etc.
Have a Datong trip with us to explore Chinese further history! Easy Tour China provides you with private vehicle or train to get there. And carefully arranges your holiday with leisure and meaningful sites… whatever you travel with families, friends or travel alone, no matter how long you will visit, we will give you a unique experience in Datong!
Suggested Private Datong Tour Packages
Datong is fitting to different types of customers, so family, senior, student travelers and those who want to learn more about Chinese history and religion will enjoy their holiday in Datong.
Datong Tour with Yungang Grottoes
Discover the glorious past of Datong - once as an ancient imperial capital - with some historical sights. This 3-day trip would...Read More
Datong Highlights Tour
Take an "unusual" 3-day private Datong tour to have an impressive experience - marvel at the Monastery hanging at Mount Heng, o...Read More
Datong Tour with Hanging Monastery
This 4-day trip features the most classic attractions in and around Datong. Join us and take a discovery journey for the myster...Read More
Recommended China Tour Packages including Datong
Visiting Datong with other famous destinations is recommended. It’s in the north of China and close to Beijing. You can start your tour from Beijing, and take flight or high speed train to visit Datong and Xian, shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong, etc.
With the wide spread of Buddhism in China in the second century, grotto art was introduced to China from India, developing rapidly between the second and fourth centuries. Grottoes...
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 erected in 1392 as a screen (or...
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 fire in 1140, although the five gra...
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 Heng, built precariously on shee...
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 (907-1125)....
First founded during the early 8th century, Shanhua Temple(also called Nan Temple or South Temple)is a Buddhist temple located in Datong, Shanxi Province. It was destroyed in the w...