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Datong 大同 Travel Guide

Datong Overview

No one visits Datong for the city itself which is a fearful example of a city dependent on fossil fuels! What Datong does have are the magnificent Yungang Caves and, a way out of town, the gravity defying Hanging Monastery perched on a side of the cliff. All this relatively close to Beijing makes Datong a worthwhile side trip or part of a deeper exploration of China’s north and Inner Mongolia.

Best Months to Visit Datong

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Best Reason to Visit Datong

The combination of the Yungang caves and the Hanging Monastery is the reason to visit Datong and a worthwhile one at that.

Top Attractions in Datong

The 5th Century Buddhist Yungang Caves are Datong’s prime draw with an array of carvings and paintings that still attract religious devotees today. The Hanging Monastery is an hour’s drive out of town but worth the trip and included in any cave visit itinerary we offer. Not a trip for those prone to vertigo, this extraordinary monastery is is built into a cliffside on the pass into Inner Mongolia’s grasslands.

Weather Averages for Datong

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Our Top Datong Travel Tip

Datong is ideal for those wanting a 2 night side trip from Beijing. This destination competes with Chengde as an ideal Beijing side trip.

Hand Picked Datong Hotel

For some time now the Garden Hotel has offered a reliable, high standard option in Datong for our clients.

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By Phil Stanley & Headseast – TCTC Destination Expert.

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