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Impressive Datong - 4 Days / 3 Nights

2012/1/17 19:11:32    
Impressive Datong - 4 Days / 3 Nights

Follow the paths of the old caravans on your way from Lanzhou to the Western borders of China. The historical sights and the mixture of different cultures, religions and people contribute to the unique experience of this journey. While you travel through the "hidden" China, we show you the multiple life style of the minorities living along the classical Silk Road.

 

The 1st day    Beijing/Tianjin-Datong

Night train from Beijing/Tianjin to Datong - over night on the train.

 

The 2nd day    Datong

In the morning, visit upper and lower Huayan Temple. After lunch you will visit the famous Yungang Caves. They were built at the Southern Cliff of the Wuzhou Mountain, about 15km west of Datong. On the way to your hotel you will also see the 45 m long Nine Dragon Screen. It is the largest screen of its type anywhere in China.

 

The 3rd day    Datong – Beijing/Tianjin

After breakfast you drive to the town of Hunyuan, about 80km south-east of Datong. The Hanging Monastery was built about 1.400 years ago on extremely sheer cliffs of Hengshan Mountain. Bridges and corridors connect the different buildings of the monastery. Numerous bronze, iron, stone and clay statues are enshrined in the monastery. In the Three Religions Hall Buddha, Laotze and Confucius are enshrined together. Later in the afternoon, take night train back to Beijing/Tianjin.           

 

The 4th day    Beijing/Tianjin

Arrive Beijing/Tianjin in the morning

 

HOTEL: Datong Yungang International Hotel (4 star)

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