1 Day Private Datong
Tour To Yungang Grottoes, Nine Dragon Screen And
Tour Code: Datong_01
1. Tour Itinerary
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. Transfer to your hotel
or railway station, end of service.
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.
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.
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.
This tour does not
include hotel accommodation.
2. Hotel Accommodation For This Tour
3. Tour Price
4. Service Inclusions For The Above Tour:
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the above tour.
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.
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Chinese lunch in local Chinese restaurant as
specified in the itinerary.
2. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway
station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned
3. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
4. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with
English-speaking guide and admission fees where
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage
travel insurance from you country of origin.
5. Service Exclusions For The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival
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.
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
Tips depending on the service of your guide
and driver, entirely voluntary.
7. Hotel accommodation