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Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) Tours and Activities

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Sometimes known as the Hanging Monastery, the Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) is built into the cliff-side of the mighty Hengshan (Mt. Heng) near Datong city in Shanxi Province. Held up by oak stilts slotted into holes chiselled out from the rock, the rest of the structure that supports the temple is hidden inside the bedrock. Built in 491, the Hanging Temple has survived more than 1,500 years. The face of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the summit, which has protected it from the elements over all the years.

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is the only temple that incorporates all of China’s traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Visitors to the temple come in their droves to marvel at this architectural feat for themselves, and to peer over the railings onto the rocks 50 meters below.

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Datong Classic Day Tour

Datong Classic Day Tour

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History buffs can save hours of time and effort compared to navigating Chinese-language public transport with this efficient Datong private transfer service. Check off the two key cultural highlights of Datong—the 1400-year-old Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple—in just one day with the help of a local guide. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

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Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on a private day tour of Datong. Start at your hotel, then travel comfortably to each location by private transportation. Rather than skim the surface like a typical large group tour, you get engaging guided visits at Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, and more. Ask questions, get suggestions, and avoid language barrier issues with the help of your private guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

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Beijing is teeming with standout sights, but areas outside the city are filled with hidden must-see attractions. Cover locations outside standard tourist itineraries during this enriching day trip to Datong, with round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel. Visit the Hanging Monastery, one of China’s most daring architectural feats, and explore the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes, home to over 51,000 Buddha statues. You’ll also munch on savory sliced noodles—a local specialty.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$348.00
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$348.00
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Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

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Escape the bustle of Beijing in favor of rural Datong on a private 2-day tour of the Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). With a private guide, you’ll visit Datong highlights such as the Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and discover the 50,000-plus Buddhist statues within the Yungang Grottoes. Plus, you’ll visit the cliff-side Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
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$498.00
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$498.00
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Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

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See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$333.34
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$333.34

Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

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Visit two top attractions of Datong — Hanging Temple and the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes — on a privately guided day trip. Your personalized itinerary provides time to explore one of China's largest grottoes as well as the 5th-century temple built into Hengshan mountain cliff. Lunch and round-trip minivan transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.00
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$196.00
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Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

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Take time out from Datong to see two of north China’s historical highlights on this private 8-hour Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery tour. View the 5th-century Yungyang Grottoes, a series of rock-cut caves filled with Buddha statues. Plus, check out the Hanging Monastery, whose ornate medieval temples are suspended from a cliff face. Learn about both sites from a private guide on a tour that includes a Chinese lunch, entrance fees, and private transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

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Explore the historic city of Datong and its surrounds without any mandatory factory stops or shopping excursions on this private, customizable two-day tour. Drive from Beijing to Datong with your private driver and visit a range of ancient landmarks and monuments, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple. Choose between a self-guided tour and a tour package with your own private guide to show you around and explain the history and culture of Shanxi province in greater detail.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$368.00
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$368.00
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Private 2-Day Datong Tour

Private 2-Day Datong Tour

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See main sites of Datong from this package private 2-day tour, experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Yungang Grottoes, the largest Nine Dragon Screen in China. And visit the impressive Hanging Monastery built 1500 years ago and Wooden Pagoda in Ying County, private guide, driver, entrance fees of sites and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 days
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$494.00
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$494.00
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Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

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Depart on early morning around 5am, and head up to Datong from your city hotel in Beijing ( 5-hour driving time). Accompany by your friendly private English driver to see famous Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple or other city attractions within 5-hour time before returning back to Beijing downtown. Door to door hotel pickup and drop-off service, toll, gas and parking fee are all inclusive.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

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If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.00
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$218.00
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All Inclusive Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple from Taiyuan

All Inclusive Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple from Taiyuan

Discover the UNESCO-listed Hengshan Hanging Temple on this private day tour from Taiyuan. Follow your guide to admire the 1400 years old temple; be amazed by its elaborate design and unique architecture, as well as integrating Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism. Tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, you will travel by private vehicle.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.13
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$285.13
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7-Day Private Tour to Beijing,Datong and Pingyao by Bullet Train

7-Day Private Tour to Beijing,Datong and Pingyao by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of China including the Beijing,Datong and Pingyao by Bullet Train with this 7 days private tour from Beijing. You will be picked up from Beijing hotel and dropped off at Pingyao hotel/train station.
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  • 7 days
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$1,738.67
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$1,738.67
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3-Day Private Tour Including Beijing And Datong

3-Day Private Tour Including Beijing And Datong

Explore amazing sites of Beijing and Datong from this private 3 day tour led by local English speaking tour guide. Spend beautiful time at the impressive Great wall, Forbidden city, Jade factory, summer palace , temple of heaven, silk museum and Tiananmen square . You’ll also visit other Datong city sites such as Yungang grottoes and Temple in the midair.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,120.00
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$1,120.00
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5-Day Private Tour to Datong,Pingyao and Xi'an by Bullet Train

5-Day Private Tour to Datong,Pingyao and Xi'an by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of China including the Datong,Pingyao and Xi'an by Bullet Train with this 5 days private tour from Datong. You will be picked up from Datong hotel and dropped off at Xi'an hotel.
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  • 5 days
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$1,061.54
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$1,061.54
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2-Days Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Wutaishan from Datong with Hotel

2-Days Private Tour to Hanging Temple and Wutaishan from Datong with Hotel

Uncover the enticing mysteries of Hanging Temple and absorb the imperial majesty of Buddhism at Wutaishan on a tour from Datong. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Hanging Temple to marvel at the 1400 years old temple; Delight in the Buddhism temples at Wutaishan which mix with Han, Tibetan and Mongolia style. Along the way you’ll gain in-depth knowledge about the Buddhism in China, get to know the History and stories.
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  • 2 days
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$480.00
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$480.00
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Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Dunhuang city hotel to Jiayuguan Fortress and Xuanbi Great Wall. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the main entrance, assistant you for the entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your self-guided tour finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Dunhuang, you also can choose to have an English speaking tour guide who will accompany you at the attraction when make booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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13-Day Private Tour to Beijing,Datong,Pingyao,Xi'an,Luoyang,Chengdu and Shanghai

13-Day Private Tour to Beijing,Datong,Pingyao,Xi'an,Luoyang,Chengdu and Shanghai

Visit highlights of China including the Beijing,Datong,Pingyao,Xi'an,Luoyang,Chengdu and Shanghai with this private 13 days tour from Beijing. You will be picked up from Your Beijing hotel and dropped off at Shanghai.
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  • 13 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$3,178.67
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$3,178.67
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7-Day Private Tour to Beijing, Datong and Xi'an by Bullet Train

7-Day Private Tour to Beijing, Datong and Xi'an by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of China including the Beijing,Datong and Xi'an by Bullet Train with this 7 days private tour from Beijing. You will be picked up from Beijing hotel and dropped off at Xi'an hotel.
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  • 7 days
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$1,536.22
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$1,536.22
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2-Day Private Tour to Datong from Beijing by Bullet Train

2-Day Private Tour to Datong from Beijing by Bullet Train

Visit highlights of Datong including Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Monastery, Nine-Dragon Wall, Ancient City Wall, Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda with this 2 days private tour from Beijing by bullet train. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Beijing hotel.
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  • 2 days
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$560.00
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$560.00
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5-Day Private Tour to Pingyao,Mount Wutai and Datong

5-Day Private Tour to Pingyao,Mount Wutai and Datong

Visit highlights of Shanxi including the Pingyao,Mount Wutai and Datong with this 5 days private tour from. You will be picked up from Your Pingyao hotel/train station and dropped off at the Datong hotel/train station.
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  • 5 days
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$1,028.28
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$1,028.28
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Private Day Tour to Datong Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda

Private Day Tour to Datong Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda

- No hidden fees, no commission-based shopping stops just memorable experiences - Enjoy private transfer and guiding to Datong’s cultural highlights - No cramming into a car that’s too small: travel in a vehicle that suits your group - Private transport includes pick-up from, and return to your Datong hotel
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.36
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$214.36
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Datong High Speed Train One Day Tour from Beijng

Datong High Speed Train One Day Tour from Beijng

As the second largest city in Shanxi Province, Datong is situated in the far north, near the border with Inner Mongolia, a 2 hour train ride or 5-hour drive from Beijing. In the year of 398, Datong was set up as the capital city of Northern Wei Dynasty (386 -557). In 493, Northern Wei Dynasty moved its capital city to Luoyang. The 97-year as a Northern Wei capital has left huge cultural heritage of that time to Datong. You may see the real Chinese life with World Heritage :) As Datong local citizen , warm welcome you to Datong !!! Tour Details : - We will book the Train tickets for you , you need go to Beijing Qinghe railway station to print them yourself . - You take taxi from your beijing hotel to Beijing Qinghe railway station . - Take the train to Datong . - Our tour guide will meet you at Datong High speed train station - Visit Hanging Temple - If you want that we can stop at local resturant to have a lunch - Yungang Grottoes . - Back to Datong High Speed train station
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.11
From
$204.11
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4-Day Private tour: From Datong to Pingyao

4-Day Private tour: From Datong to Pingyao

Visit highlights of Shanxi including Datong and Pingyao with this 4 days private tour from Datong. You will be picked up at Datong hotel/train station and dropped off Pingyao hotel/Train station.
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  • 4 days
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$769.24
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$769.24
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) costs USD 41.03. Guided Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) tours start around USD 41.03 per person.
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