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2 Days Private Datong Tour To Yungang Caves, Nine Dragon Screen, Huayan Temple, Hanging Monastery And Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Destinations: Datong
Tour Code: Datong_02
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Datong (Lunch)
Arrive Datong in the morning, our guide will meet you at the railway station. Tour to the Yungang Grottoes, the Huayan Monastery, the Nine Dragon Screen and Shanhua Monastery.


Yungang Grottoes: They were carved over l,500 years ago when, as the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), Datong, then known as Pingcheng, was the centre of feudal autocracy in northern China. There are 53 caves, with 51,000 carved statues and bas-reliefs. Thousands of labourers and sculptors worked for 34 years to complete the carvings which provide abundant material for studying the dress, architecture, music, dances, and art of the time.
Huayan Monastery: Originally a grand temple, the Huayan Monastery was almost ruined in wars but its Hall of the Bhagavan's Teachings still remains today. Thirty-one statues made in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), treasured examples of ancient clay figure making, are kept intact in the hall.
Nine Dragon Screen: The Nine-Dragon Screen made from coloured glazed tiles and bricks dates back over 500 years - some 300 years older and much larger than the Nine-Dragon Screen in Beihai Park, Beijing, which is also considered a national treasure. It is thought that the making of dragon screens originated in Datong where the industry is still in operation today.
Shanhua Monastery: The monastery was first built in A.D. 713-741 during the Tang Dynasty, the entire monastery is a well-proportioned, well-preserved complex. It contains more than thirty Buddhist statues sculptured during the Liao and Kin dynasties, the most noteworthy being covered in gold leaf.
Day 02 Datong (Lunch)
After breakfast, our guide will meet you at your hotel.
Visit the Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda at Fuoguang Temple. Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

Hanging Monastery: Located 65 kilometers away from Datong and stands at the foot of Mt. Hengshan. Hanging on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50 meters above the ground, unique mechanical theory was applied to building this temple.
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda: This is the oldest and tallest wooden pagoda in China. Built in A.D. 1056, it is a sixty-seven-high-high octagon with a diameter of thirty meters at the base.


2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Datong Yungang Jianguo Hotel
Datong Hotel
Rui Zhou Hotel

3. Tour Price

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1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
5. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another.
6. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.



5. Service Exclusion For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.

 

 
 
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