2 Days Private Datong Day Tour Of Yungang Grottoes-Huayan Monastery-Nine Dragon Screen-Hanging Monastery-Wooden Pagoda In Ying County

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel/Airport/Railway Station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

This is a pure tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Yungang Grottoes, one of the four largest in China, and discover peaceful Huayan Monastery built in two minority-ruled dynasties-Liao and Jin. Admire the largest Nine Dragon Screen in the whole country. Pay a visit to the miraculous Hanging Monastery built 1400 years ago in the cliff and marvel at Wooden Pagoda in Ying County, the oldest and highest wooden pagoda built without nails.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Day1. Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen

Picked up from your hotel/Airport/Railway Station, drive to Yungang Grottoes first. And on the way, listen to the tales and legendary stories of one of the four largest Grottoes in China. Take a battery car to the Grottoes upon arrival. Follow your guide to explore different stone carvings of Buddha statues built in three different phases, with the first phase of grand large Buddha statues, second phase of innovation period and the third phase with private patronage featuring smaller caves with smaller statues.

Then drive to Huayan Monastery. Take a guided walk through this special Buddhism temple consisted of two parts-upper part and lower part. Immerse yourself in the magnificent Buddhism wall paintings in the upper part and admire the great statues of Buddha of three periods: Past Buddha Dipamkara, Present Buddha Sakyamuni and Future Buddha Maitreya. Learn about the reason why this temple is facing east instead of south like other Buddhism temples in China.

Continue your exploration at Nine Dragon Screen, the largest one in China, even larger than the one in Forbidden City. You must be surprised and wondering why. Get oriented to admire the glazed colorful screen and you will get the answer from your guide. Transfer back to your hotel after this days trip.

Accommodation: Yungang Meigao Hotel, Datong (5Star)

Day2. Hanging Monastery, Wooden Pagoda in Ying County

After breakfast, picked up by your guide and drive to Hanging Monastery, the only existing Monastery built in honor of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Take a guided walk through the temple and discover how the wooden structure survived 1400 years in the cliff and find out why it is built into cliff which was a lot more difficult than simply built up on a mountain.

Get back to your car and head to another famous wooden structure - Wooden Pagoda in Ying County. With a total height of 67.3 meters, it is the oldest and highest fully wooden pagoda existent in China. Full use of traditional Chinese bracket arms of in total 54 kinds allows the ancient wooden construction to be built without a single nail and to survive many big earthquakes. Follow your guide to get inside the first floor of the pagoda and admire the 11 meter-high Buddha statue built in the same period.

Return to your hotel in Datong or transfer to Airport/Railway Station and your private 2-day tour concludes.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
  • 4 Star luxurious hotel
  • Round trip battery car at Yungang Grottoes
  • Land transfer with professional drivers
  • Experienced & Professional English speaking guide
  • Travel in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round trip transfer from Airport/Railway Station/Hotel

Exclusions

  • Transportations to/from Datong
  • Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a clean and clear tour itinerary with no compulsory shopping stops

Please provide us your name, passport number, and nationality (as shown on passport) when booking with us

Please apply for your China Visa before your tour begins

Please DO purchase the Travel Insurance before your trip to against any unforeseen circumstance

Note: The prices shown are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as National Day - 01 to 07, Oct. Chinese Spring Festival - 15 Feb to 21 Feb, 2018, etc.).

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