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Yungang Grottoes

Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000, China
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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong
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Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery Day Trip from Datong
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There are over 50 caves with over 50,000 well-preserved Buddhist statues from the 5th century.
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Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000, China
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"coal mine"
in 12 reviews
"unesco world heritage"
in 7 reviews
"buddhist carvings"
in 4 reviews
"no photography"
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"take your time"
in 6 reviews
"an amazing place"
in 7 reviews
"hanging temple"
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"huge buddha"
in 4 reviews
"modern museum"
in 6 reviews
"silk road"
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"lonely planet"
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"awe inspiring"
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"railway station"
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"well worth the trip"
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"thousand years"
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"couple of days"
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"ancient china"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Unbelievable! It is very, very impressive. Beautiful stone carvings and huge. Best time is in the morning or early afternoon.

Thank Mirjam R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yungang Grottoes is a must see in Datong, it takes 2-3 Hours to see everything, some very nice Carving and statues

Thank b b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the Yungang Caves are not on the same scale as other man-made wonders such as Angkor Wat, the Great Wall and Machu Picchu, they're just as spectacular and more compact. You can easily view every nook and cranny of this grotto complex in half...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those who had been to the more famous Longmen grotto in Luoyang, this is smaller in scale in terms of spread over a distance. But it well makes up with a string of big sized buddhas. And very intricate wall carvings still with colours.

Thank femmemme
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grottoes are actually West of Datong so you'll probably need to agree with a taxi/driver to take you there and back from Datong. Hotels will probably be able to help. Once you are there it is 125rmb for a ticket and takes about 2...More

Thank Vixter247
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Grottoes are inspiring... I wish there was a way to spend a month in each of the grottoes and learn how to help preserve them for generations to come.

Thank Oana V
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

This 45 caves were built in the 5 century, the wooden attachments are 300 years old . 51000 Buddha statues , built in 70 years . The tribes from the north came here due to the rising popularity of Buddhism. Don’t miss !

Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I went to Datong from Beijing in a bus.The duration of the trip was estimated as 5,5 hrs but in fact there were 7,5 hrs,as much as the train would have taken,for,unexpectedly,there is no fast train from Beijing to Datong. Lele,my guide from My Odysseys...More

Thank Vivivuta
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Masterpieces of Buddhist art, I got the English speaking guide and was well worth spending the extra. This site is not to be missed, easy distance from Datong.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Now lit up with lights that are too powerful and damaging to the sensitive pigments. Good for photographers but long-term damage irreparable. Read up about them and Buddhism in early China beforehand to appreciate. Also on YouTube videos.

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Susyturismo
27 February 2017|
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Response from Gafaniz F | Reviewed this property |
Hey Susy, Datong is definitely a good place to visit. You have Yungang Grottoes that are accessible by public bus so no need to spend money on a driver (they try to rip off foreigners as much as they can). Not far from... More
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Lindi65D
4 April 2015|
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Response from Tvlg_five | Reviewed this property |
We went through the CITS office when we to Datong - it was right near the train station. The guide spoke excellent English but I don't remember what we paid. There were 2 others on the little mini bus with us. i booked... More
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