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Datong Travel Guide

Datong is Shanxi Province's second largest city, located in the north of the province. It is one of the most historical and cultural cities in China. A train journey from Beijing to Datong can take up to seven hours.


Datong is a city with a long history. It was the political, economic and military centre of North China in ancient times. It attracted many people from various places for trade or business. These prosperous days left Datong with a series of splendid historic and cultural relics like the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery.

As a city surrounded by natural scenery, Datong perfectly presents breathtaking sites combining natural beauty and historical architecture. Mountain Heng is one of China's five most sacred mountains, which is where the 1,400-year-old, gravity-defying Hanging Monastery is located. Other well-known spots include Shanhua Temple, Wooden Pagoda and Nine-Dragon Screen.


Top Datong Tours

10 Days Ancient Cities Tour

  • Tour Code: BJ-0210
  • Days: 10
  • Destination: Beijing-Datong-Pingyao-Xian

From USD
$962

Summary: Breathtaking historic relics, haunting history and warm friendly people..

Pearls of Shanxi Province Tour

  • Tour Code: SX-0115
  • Days: 12
  • Destination: Beijing-Datong-Wutaishan-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Changzhi-Luoyang-Beijing

From USD
$1636

Summary: You will visit the famous Yungang Grottoes, Wutain Mountain, may unique ancient temples and more, this is a gateway to learn the interesting facts and history of the central China..

4 Days Inner Mongolia Grassland Tour

  • Tour Code: PT109
  • Days: 4
  • Destination: Beijing-Hohhot-Datong-Beijing

From USD
$476

Summary: Private 4-day tour around Beijing to Hohhot to experience the Mongolian grasslands, and to Datong which was once prosperous in Chinese history. Private guide and driver..

Splendid China Culture Tour

  • Tour Code: PT115
  • Days: 11
  • Destination: Beijing-Datong-Xian-Dunhuang

From USD
$1721

Summary: Beijing, Datong, Xian and Dunhuang are places where ancient Chinese culture was born. This tour offers Chinese culture in different periods..

2 Days Datong Natural Heritage Weekend Trip

  • Tour Code: BJ212
  • Days: 2
  • Destination: Beijing-Datong

From USD
$470

Summary: Beijing weekend trip to Datong by private car/van transfer. Depart on Saturday morning and back Beijing on Sunday..