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Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si) Tours

Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si)
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.

Practical Info

The Hanging Temple is open to visitors between 9am and 5pm and there is a small entrance fee. This is one of the most popular day trips from Datong city so arranging a roundtrip by taxi or as part of a tour is easy enough.
Address: Country Rd 203, Hunyuan, Datong, Shanxi, China, China
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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 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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1-Day Private Tour: Datong Highlights with the Lunch

1-Day Private Tour: Datong Highlights with the Lunch

Discover the ancient carved Buddha statue of the Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple during this full-day private tour from Datong. The more than 1550-year old Yungang Grottoes are the most preserved out of the three in China. Enjoy an included lunch before heading to the Hanging Temple at Mount Hengshan, which hangs off the side of the cliff over the Jinxia Gorge. Learn about its precarious history before your return to your hotel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$210.00
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$210.00
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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 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 Botique Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

Private Botique Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

With a personal guide to accompany you around the historical sights in Datong, there’s no need to plan your sightseeing itinerary. See ancient Buddhist art at the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes, and explore the wood-structured Hanging Monastery of Hengshan. This full-day private tour includes lunch and the convenience of round-trip private transport from centrally located hotels.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$246.16
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$246.16
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Datong Full Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery with Wooden Pagoda

Datong Full Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery with Wooden Pagoda

Marvel at the Hanging Monastery in Jinxia Gorge, visit the oldest wooden pagoda in China at Yingxian, and see the rock cut architecture of the Yungang Grottoes.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$223.36
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$223.36
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One Day Classic Datong Tour

One Day Classic Datong Tour

Experience some of Datong’s top historic attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about this ancient capital city from an informative local guide and explore a cave system containing hundreds of grottoes and tens of thousands of stone sculptures. Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch, then head to the Hanging Temple, a 1,500-year-old wooden monastery, and Nine Dragon Wall, built in the late Ming Dynasty.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.00
Price varies by group size
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$215.00
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Taking safety measures

Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda from Datong

Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda from Datong

Seeing Datong’s three signature religious sights involves around 171 miles (276 kilometers) of driving. Spread out in comfort as you travel on this door-to-door private tour, with a personal guide to unfurl the region’s rich history. Explore the 6th-century Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple, visit the 1,000-year-old Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.00
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$240.00
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All Inclusive Datong Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

All Inclusive Datong Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Join this private day tour to explore two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Datong:Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Yungang represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asian with Chinese cultural traditions. While the 1400 years Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the cliff more than 50 meters above the ground. This private tour includes lunch, entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. Tour can start from your Datong hotel's lobby or Datong railway station.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.00
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$188.00
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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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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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5-Day Private Tour to Datong, Mount Wutai and Pingyao

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

Visit highlights of Shanxi including the Datong, Mount Wutai and Pingyao with this 5 days private tour from Datong. You will be picked up from Your Datong hotel/train station and dropped off at the Pingyao hotel/train station.
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  • 5 days
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$1,000.00
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$1,000.00
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3-Day Private tour: From Datong to Pingyao

3-Day Private tour: From Datong to Pingyao

Visit highlights of Shanxi including Datong and Pingyao with this 3 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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  • 3 days
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$615.00
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$615.00
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery from Datong

Datong is a renown historical city for both Yungang Grottos and Hanging Monastery in Shanxi Province in Northern China, this private day tour will offer you the opportunity to explore both sites with a local guide by private vehicle from Datong city.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00
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Private Yungang Grottoes & Hengshan Hanging Temple Tour From Datong

Private Yungang Grottoes & Hengshan Hanging Temple Tour From Datong

Morning at 8:00am we will pick you up at your Datong hotel or Airport (could be based on your flight time). Our private tour guide and driver will lead you visit the most important sightseeings in Datong and give you more detailed information. You will have a wonderful Day in Datong!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.98
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$158.98
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Private Tour of Datong Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Private Tour of Datong Hanging Monastery and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Have a full day private tour to explore the historical relics and Chinese architecture in Datong, know more about the top attractions from an expert local tour guide, visit the peculiar wood-structured Hanging Monastery on the cliff, and see the oldest and highest wooden structure in China - Yingxian County Wooden Pagoda.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$246.16
Price varies by group size
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$246.16
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Datong Private Round-Trip Transfer Service to Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes

Datong Private Round-Trip Transfer Service to Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Datong city hotel to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes. 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 Datong, 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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Private All-inclusive Day Tour: Yuangang Grottos and Hanging Temple

Private All-inclusive Day Tour: Yuangang Grottos and Hanging Temple

Enjoy a day tour of the Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). With a private guide, you’ll visit Datong highlights such as Hanging Temple and discover the 50,000-plus Buddhist statues within the Yungang Grottoes. Plus, you’ll visit the cliff-side Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si).
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$262.00
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$262.00
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Flexible Private Transfer Service from Datong to Pingyao with Sightseeing Stops

Flexible Private Transfer Service from Datong to Pingyao with Sightseeing Stops

Hire the private vehicle with reliable driver from Datong to Pingao for saving the time and see at least two main sights in Shanxi province. There are 3 main sights (Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Tempe, Qiao Family Compound ), you can choose, but just choose two of them due to it is not enoug time for all of three. Toll Road First for the confortable journey Experienced, Friendly and Reliable driver Luggages are safe with driver Drop off you at Pingyao Hotel (Vehicle with special permits to get into old city) Phone translation, you can use the driver's phone to call us. Bottled water are included 1-2 persons use the 5 seats GM Buick Car 3-5 persons use the 7 seats GM Buick MPV 6-8 persons use the 15 seats Minivan
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  • 4 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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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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$468.00
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$468.00
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 2-Day Datong Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Pingyao Ancient City

2-Day Datong Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Pingyao Ancient City

Delve into Datong and Pingyao's rich history and heritage on this 2-day private tour from Datong. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and Pingyao Ancient City. Experience the friendly services of the local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the attractions, and explore the landmarks at your own pace. Tour includes English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Please book your own hotel in Datong and Pingyao.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$438.98
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$438.98
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Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery Private Tour From Datong

Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery Private Tour From Datong

Have a private full day tour to visit the historical relics in Datong, know more about the top attractions from an expert local tour guide, visit one of the four most famous grottoes in China - Yungang Grottoes, and explore the peculiar wood-structured Hanging Monastery on the cliff at the foot of Mt. Hengshan.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$253.85
Price varies by group size
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$253.85
Price varies by group size
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Private Datong Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery with Lunch

Private Datong Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery with Lunch

This private day tour leads you to the amazing sightseeing of the  famous Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple in Datong.  Accompany by your professional private guide to learn the local history. Includes private guide, Enjoy tasty local cuisines and transportation.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.00
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$225.00
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