Day 1: Beijing - Yunggang Grottoes Datong
Your English speaking driver will meet you at hotel lobby . It will take around 4 hours to Yunggang Grottoes which is one of the three major cave clusters in China, punctuate the north cliff of Wuzhou Mountain, Datong. The area was excavated along the mountain, extending 1 km (0.62 miles) from east to west, revealing 53 caves and over 51,000 stone statues.
Take lunch break before visiting Yunggang Grottoes.
In the afternoon, spend 3-hour in Yungang Grottoes. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel in Datong, and you will enjoy the rest of the day by yourself.
Day 2: Datong Hotel - Hanging Monastery - Wooden Pagoda - Beijing
Pick up from your Datong hotel in early morning, and drive about 1.5-hour to Hanging Temple ( Hanging Monastery, or Xuankong Temple), one of the main tourist attractions and historical sites in the Datong area. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its location on a sheer-precipice but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. It was listed in the Time magazine as the world's top ten most odd dangerous buildings.
Spend about 2-hour in Hanging Temple, and continue your tour to Wooden Pagoda (1.5-hour driving time). It's the oldest and highest wooden structure in China. It is regarded as the 'First Pagoda in the World' and a gem in the architectural field. It has now also been placed under national emphases under the Cultural Relics Protection Units.
Your driver will recommend you some local restaurants for lunch on the road, you will be transferred back to Beijing after lunch, the journey takes approximately 4 hours.