the second largest city in Shanxi
Province, situated in the far north, near
the border with Inner Mongolia. Datong is an ancient
city with a history of more than 2,400 years.
The city is endowed with rich cultural relics,
such as famous city, noted monasteries, well known
pagodas, grottoes and illustrious frescoes as
well. The State Council listed Datong as one of
the 24 historical and cultural cities in the first
batch in 1982.
Amid the blasted landscape of modern
industrial China-coalmines, power stations and
a huge locomotive factory - are some marvellous
ancient sites, remnants of the city's glory days
as the capital city of two non-Han Chinese dynasties.
The Turkic Toba people took advantage of the internal
strife afflicting central and southern China to
establish their own dynasty, the Northern Wei
(386-534), taking Datong as their capital in 398
AD, by which time they had conquered the whole
of the north. Though the period was one of strife
and warfare, and the Wei never fully consolidated
their hold on power,the Northern Wei, who became
fervent Buddhists, made some notable cultural
achievements, the finest of which was a magnificent
series of cave temples at Yungang, just west of
the city, still one of the most impressive sights
in northern China. Over the course of almost a
century, more than fifty caves were completed,
containing over fifty thousand statues, before
the capital was moved south to Luoyang, where
contruction began on the similar Longmen Caves.
China Great Travel offers customized
Datong tours which including private Datong tour
packages and group big bus day trips. The following
tours are for your reference. There are many other
tour attractions you can choose. We are always
ready to tailor make a private and personal Datong
tour package for you which can have more tourist
destinations included: Beijing, Taiyuan, Shanghai,
Hohot, Tianjin, Pingyao or Yangtse River. Just
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planning your China tour to Datong.
Days China Datong Tour Package
This trip include all the highlights
in Datong: Yungang Grottoes, Nine Dragon
Screen, Huayan Monastery, Wooden Pagoda
and Hanging Temple which hangs on the
west cliff of a hill with over 50 meters
above the ground.
Days China Tour To Beijing, Datong
Tour Code: BJT_02
Explore 800-year old ancient capital
of Beijing. Visit Datong which has been
renowned for its Buddhist sites, as
well as its proximity to Hengshan Mountain
- one of the five Taoist holy mountains.
China Tour To Beijing, Datong, Taiyuan,
During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was
a financial centre of China. The ancient
city is renowned for its well-preserved
city walls, is a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Buildings in the town almost entirely
from the Ming & Qing dynasties.
China Tour Packages With Datong City Included