Experience the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple on a private full-day tour. At Yungang Grottoes see 51,000 Buddha statues, built over 1,500 years ago. See the ancient Hanging Temple built into a sheer cliff and connected by perilous wooden bridges.
What to Expect
Explore the enchanting sights around Datong and be driven in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle.
Visit the world-famous Yungang Grottoes, with its huge Buddhas carved in AD 460. The kilometer-long monument is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an artistic treasure trove. Made from sandstone, the largest Buddha is a staggering 56-foot tall while the smallest is just a few centimeters high.
You'll then be driven to the Hanging Temple, built over 1,400 years ago during the Northern Wei Dynasty, then rebuilt in the Tang, Jin, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. Standing 50 metres high in the air, the temple is unique not only in its concern for harmony and order, but also in its contents. At the Hanging Temple, its 40 perilous halls and pavilions lean straight over Golden Dragon Canyon. See these beautiful, ancient remnants of Buddhist history with a passionate local guide in tow.
- Air-conditioned car with driver and guide
Know Before You Go
This tour needs at least two people.