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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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Discover the glorious past of Datong - once as an ancient imperial capital - with some historical sights. This 3-day trip would present illustrious Yungang Grottoes, time-honored Huayan Monastery, and fantastic Nine Dragon Screen.

Take an "unusual" 3-day Datong tour to have an impressive experience - marvel at the Monastery hanging at Mount Heng, or astonish at the fantastic Yungang Grottoes …


This 4-day trip features the most classic attractions in and around Datong. Join us and take a discovery journey for the mysterious Yungang Grottoes, sacred Mount Heng, marvelous Hanging Monastery, and …

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  • Yungang Grottos
    Yungang Grottos

    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
    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 ...

  • Huayan Temple
    Huayan Temple

    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
    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
    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
    Yanmenguan Pass

    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 ...

  • Shanhua Temple
    Shanhua Temple

    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

    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

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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