Datong Charming 4 Days Tour

Tour Code: CTA-DT-05

Duration: 4 Days

Visit: Datong

Note: Capture the essence of Datong by visiting the most highlighted historical and cultural sites in Datong. You will see architecture wonde like Hanging Temple ad Wooden Pagoda, also you will visit Buddhist temples like Shanhua Temple and Huayan Templ ...

Starting From: $ 295 P/P

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Chinese Treasures Trip Overview

Capture the essence of Datong by visiting the most highlighted historical and cultural sites in Datong. You will see architecture wonders like Hanging Temple ad Wooden Pagoda, also you will visit Buddhist temples like Shanhua Temple and Huayan Temple. The famous Yugang Grottoes are also included in this tour.

  • Private transfer during the whole tour
  • Private English speaking guide service
  • Centrally Located Hotel
  • Charming sightseeing
  • Yungang Grottoes visiting
 
Approximate Entry Date
 
Number of Travelers
Adults (>12):
Children(2-12):
Babies(0-2):
 

  • Itinerary
  • Price Details
  • Inclusions & exclusion
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  • Day

    01

    Arrival in Datong

    Arrival in Datong

    Attraction & Activities:

    Arrive at Datong, pick you up at the airport or train station.

    Meals:

    No meal

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Howard Johnson Plaza Deluxe ★★★★Datong Hotel Tourist ★★★Beichen Garden Hotel

    Our guide will meet you at the airport or the train station and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Enjoy the remainder of the day.

  • Day

    02

    Datong

    Datong

    Attraction & Activities:

    Yungang Grottoes,Huayan Temple,Nine Dragon Screen Wall,Shanhua Temple

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Howard Johnson Plaza Deluxe ★★★★Datong Hotel Tourist ★★★Beichen Garden Hotel

    Today your exploration will begin with a visit to Yugang GrottoesYungang Grottoes are one of China's Great Grottoes which were built 1,500 years ago. There are 45 caves open for visit with thousands of Buddha statues seated. These delicately carved Buddha statues are of different sizes, different expressions and postures. These lively statues with rich and impressive expressions are truthful reflections of the life in the ancient North Wei Dynasty. When you are enjoying these art works of stone carving, you would also be impressed by the profession and wisdom of the ancient people who made these statuses.

    Then we will move to visit Huayan Temple. The Huayan Temple is the largest and most perfectly preserved temple of the Liao (916-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties in China. The temple is consisted of two parts, the upper temple and the lower temple. You will see the compact layout and the splendid construction in the upper temple, and appreciate treasures of painted carvings and wooden sculptures of the Liao Dynasty and other relics in the lower temple.

    Next our trip will be extended to Nine Dragon Wall. Datong Nine Dragon Wall is built in 1392 during the reign of Hongwu of the Ming Dynasty and is the largest and the oldest Nine Dragon Wall in China. With reliefs of nine dragons of different vivid postures and colors, the Nine Dragon Wall in Datong provides unique aesthetic artifacts of the Chinese imperial culture to appreciate.

    The last attraction to visit will be Shanhua Temple. The Shanhua Temple is located in the southwest of Datong City. The temple was firstly constructed in Tang Dynasty and was rebuilt in Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) after it was destroyed in Liao Dynasty (916-1125). The Shanhua Temple is consisted of Daxiongbao Hall, Sansheng Hall, Puxian Pavilion, Wenshu Pavilion and Main Gate. As the best-preserved temple of the Liao and Jin dynasties, the solemn Shanhua Temple stands out by its grand construction and spiritual background among Buddhist temples.

    Afterwards, our guide will take you back to the hotel for a good rest.

  • Day

    03

    Datong

    Datong

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hanging Temple,Wooden Pagod

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Accommodation: Luxury ★★★★★Howard Johnson Plaza Deluxe ★★★★Datong Hotel Tourist ★★★Beichen Garden Hotel

    Hanging Temple will be the first attraction to see for today. The Hanging Temple, as the name suggests, is a temple hanging somewhere not built on the ground. Constructed according to the natural layout of the cliff on the basis of mechanics, this temple is actually supported by crossbeams which are fitted into the cliff. With a complex of three religious halls and 40 rooms, this temple is linked by mid-walkways from the left to the right. There are clay sculptures, stone carvings, copper and iron statues characterized by Taoism, Buddhism and Confucius. The odd structure, crafty design, bold construction, artistic value, and the combination of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucius have made the Hanging Temple an architectural wonder and hot attraction.

    Next we will proceed to visit Wooden Pagoda. The Wooden Pagoda is located in Yingxiang County, about 70 kilometers from Datong City. The Wooden Pagoda was built in the year of 1056 during Liao Dynasty and is the oldest and highest wooden pagoda in the world. It is an octagonal-shape pagoda in the height of 70 meters and 6 stories. The Wooden Pagoda built to be strong and elegant with artful design and subtle structure is a fine example of traditional Chinese wooden architecture. Also the collection of precious relics like color paintings and Buddhist scripts preserved in Wooden Pagoda make it a great place to get to know the history and culture of Liao Dynasty.

    At last, our guide will bring you back to the hotel.

  • Day

    04

    Depart from Datong

    Depart from Datong

    Attraction & Activities:

    Hotel to airport or train station transfer for departure.

    Meals:

    Hotel Buffet Breakfast

    After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport or the train station for your departure. Wish you a pleasant trip back home!

Price Per Person in US Dollars
Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour Single Room Supplement
Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015 High Season
1 Person$ 793$ 767$ 714- / - / -
2 Persons$ 457$ 430$ 404$ 113 / $ 75 / $ 70
3-5 Persons$ 397$ 368$ 342$ 113 / $ 75 / $ 70
6-9 Persons$ 348$ 322$ 295$ 113 / $ 75 / $ 70
Remarks

* This is a private tour, only you and your family or friends will be in this tour. Please feel free to contact our tour advisors if you need any changes of itinerary, hotel or anything else, we would adjust the tour for you.
* Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 5, 2014), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2014), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 28-Feb 7, 2014).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid. 
* You will enjoy more discount if there are more people join the tour.

PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Entrance tickets fees to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: 2 Chinese lunches 
  • Private transfers between airport, hotel and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide.
  • Guide service: English speaking tour guide.
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share.

PRICE EXCLUSION

  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China entry visa fees.
  • Personal expenses: such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver. (Tiping standard: USD 8/person/day.)