is the second largest city in Shanxi
Province, situated in the far north, near the border
with Inner Mongolia. Its renowned for the coal industry-large-scale
coalmines, power stations and a huge locomotive factory
are everywhere. Due to the large quantities of marvelous
ancient sites, remnants of the citys glory days as the
capital city of two non-Han Chinese dynasties in ancient
times, Datong has been listed one of the hottest tourist
cities in China.
Datong is surround by undulating mountains,
Yu River running across from south to north, the topography
slopes down from northwest to southeast. It is typical
temperate continental climate, being dry and windy.
The temperature varies greatly between day and night.
The city had a frost-free period of 125 days a year,
and received an average annual temperature of 6.4°
and an average annual rainfall of 400-500 millimeters.
Through the ages it was an important garrison
town on China's northern frontier and a center of cultural
exchange between many nationalities. More than l, 500
years ago, during the fifth century, it was the capital
of China. During that time, one of the great art treasures
of China became part of this area, the magnificent carvings
in the famous Yungang Grottoes.
China Great Travel offers customized Datong
tours which including private Datong tour packages and
group big bus day trips. The following tours are for
your reference. There are many other tour attractions
you can choose. We are always ready to tailor make a
private and personal Datong tour package for you which
can have more tourist destinations included: Beijing,
Taiyuan, Shanghai, Hohot, Tianjin, Pingyao or Yangtse
River. Just send us an email to get our travel expert
help planning your China tour to Datong.
Private Datong City
China Tour To Beijing, Datong
Tour Code: BJT_02
Explore 800-year-old ancient capital of Beijing.
Visit Datong which has been renowned for its
Buddhist sites, as well as its proximity to
Hengshan Mountain - one of the five Taoist
China Tour To Beijing, Datong, Taiyuan, Pingyao
Tour Code: BJT_03
During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was a financial
centre of China. The ancient city is renowned
for its well-preserved city walls, is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Buildings in the town
almost entirely from the Ming & Qing dynasties.
China Tour Packages
Inclusive Of Visiting Datong