2 Days Private Datong
Tour To Yungang Caves, Nine Dragon Screen, Huayan
Temple, Hanging Monastery And Yingxian Wooden
Tour Code: Datong_02
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
2. Hotel Accommodation
For This Tour
|Rui Zhou Hotel
3. Tour Price
4. Service Inclusion For The Above Tour:
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provide the information below so that we can
quote precisely for
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.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested
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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.
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one
twin or double standard room with private facilities.
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
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.
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
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.