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The Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) are ancient Chinese Buddhist grottoes that reside in the north cliff of Wuzhou Mountain near the city of Datong in Shanxi Province. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2001, the Yungang Grottoes are a brilliant display of Buddhist rock-cut architecture dating back to the fifth and sixth centuries.

The Yungang caves are divided into east, middle, and western sections. Pagodas dominate the eastern parts, while the west comprises small to medium sized caves. The caves in the middle section feature front and back chambers with Buddha statues at their center. In total, the complex comprises 252 grottoes with more than 51,000 stone Buddha statues.

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Nanjiao, Datong, Shanxi, China, 37007
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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
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$348.00
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$348.00
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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
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$223.36
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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
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$350.00
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$350.00
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2-Day Private Datong Trip including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Beijing

2-Day Private Datong Trip including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Beijing

From Beijing, discover the nearby city of Datong on a 2-day private tour that visits the Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen. Visit the Yungang Grottoes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for spectacular rock carvings, and the Hanging Monastery, an ornate temple built into a cliff. You’ll also see the towering Wooden Pagoda and the Nine Dragon Screen wall, a great introduction to the rich history and culture of the region. Includes private guide, lunches and transportation, and you arrange your accommodation.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$541.87
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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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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 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
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour

Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour

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Visit one of northern China’s historical wonders on this private 12-hour Yungang Grottoes trip from Beijing. Travel to this UNESCO-listed treasure-trove of early Buddhist cave art near Datong, and enjoy ample time to tour its 252 grottoes of thousands of Buddhist statues. See highlights including the towering Buddha cliff carving, and smaller caverns and niches filled with murals and figurines, many from the 5th century. Lunch, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$410.00
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$410.00
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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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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

4-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong from Beijing

4-Day Private Tour of Pingyao and Datong from Beijing

Explore the ancient walled-town of Pingyao and admire the historic wonders of Datong on this private 4-day tour, including accommodation, meals and round-trip transport from Beijing. Explore China’s largest intact city wall in Pingyao and see the distinctive architecture of the Wang Family Courtyard and the Rishengchang Exchange House. Then, journey to Datong to view the dramatically situated Hanging Temple and discover the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,323.00
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Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes from Beijing By Plane and Train

Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes from Beijing By Plane and Train

Visit the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes on a full-day trip to Datong from Beijing that includes Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Beijing by train, English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Explore one of the largest stone caving art treasury at Yungang Grottoes, eat lunch at a local restaurant, then experience the architectural wonder - Hanging Temple. This private tour is a cost-effective way to make the most of your time in China, with an knowledgable guide to help bring the ancient world to life.
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  • 12 to 18 hours
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$460.00
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$460.00
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4-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an, Luoyang from Beijing by Air and Bullet Train

4-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an, Luoyang from Beijing by Air and Bullet Train

Join this 4 day tour to travel from Beijing and visit the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Old Town, Terracotta Warriors, Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. Besides, you will also climb Xi’an’s remarkably preserved ancient city walls, and enjoy expansive views over the city. You will travel from Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Pingyao by private car, Pingyao - Xi'an by bullet train, Xi'an - Luoyang by Bullet Train, Luoyang - Beijing by bullet train. 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, Pingyao, Xi'an and Luoyang.
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  • 4 days
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$1,512.54
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$1,512.54
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6 Days on The Road Trip including Datong Wutaishan and Pingyao with an English speaking driver

6 Days on The Road Trip including Datong Wutaishan and Pingyao with an English speaking driver

Explore 3 different cities in this 6 days private self-guided tour. With an English speaking driver, it is much easier for you to communicate with the locals and experience the cultures in different places. In this 6 days, you will visit Datong, Wutaishan and Pingyao. The attractions includes Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, the most famous 5 Temples- Xiantong Temple, Manjusri Temple (Summit Bodhisattva), Shuxiang Temple, and Luohou Temple at Wutaishan and surrounding scenic area, Pingyao Old City,Qiao Family Courtyard,Zhangbi Old Castle in Pingyao. Pingyao:Pingyao old City,Qiao Family Courtyard,Zhangbi Old Castle.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,020.00
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$1,020.00
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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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$215.39
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$215.39
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3-Day Classical Pingyao and Datong Trip from Beijing by both Air and Bullet Train

3-Day Classical Pingyao and Datong Trip from Beijing by both Air and Bullet Train

Experience the rich history and heritage of Datong and Pingyao on this private 3-day tour from Beijing. On this tour, discover the 1400-year-old Yungang Grottoes and enjoy its 252 grottoes of thousands of Buddhist statues. Enjoy amazing views from Hengshan Mountain and gain insight to the constructional techniques and elaborate design of Hanging Temple. Walk around the Ancient Pingyao City’s highlights and marvel at the ancient sculptures and art on display in Shuanglin Temple. You will travel from Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Pingyao by private car, Pingyao - Beijing by bullet train. 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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  • 3 days
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$1,032.54
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$1,032.54
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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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$230.77
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$230.77
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Private Day Tour: Grottoes And Monastery In Datong

Private Day Tour: Grottoes And Monastery In Datong

Home to over 250 caves and more than 50,000 statues, the 1,500-year-old Yungang Grottoes have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover them, alongside two key Datong city sights, with a private guide—and personal chauffeur for seamless door-to-door transfers. Besides the grottoes, your day includes a local restaurant lunch, the colorful Nine Dragon Screen, and Huayan Temple of Datong, a 900-year-old Buddhist monastery.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$230.77
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$230.77
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Beijing - Datong YunGang Grottoes -Hanging Temple - Beijing Two Days Trip

Beijing - Datong YunGang Grottoes -Hanging Temple - Beijing Two Days Trip

Journey from Beijing and explore the Datong region on this private getaway. You’ll see some of the area’s incredible highlights at witness magnificent architecture and sites of extraordinary historical significance. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Yungang Grottoes: ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes with exquisite rock-cut architecture. Witness the Hanging Temples: a must-see cultural attraction built around 1,500 years ago, combining the Chinese religions of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
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  • 2 days
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$800.00
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$800.00
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2-Day Unlimited Datong and Pingyao Trip from Beijing by both Air and Bullet Train

2-Day Unlimited Datong and Pingyao Trip from Beijing by both Air and Bullet Train

Delve into Datong and Pingyao's rich history on this private 2-day tour from Beijing. Discover the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and Pingyao Old Town. You will travel from Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Pingyao by private car, Pingyao - Beijing by bullet train. Experience the friendly services of the local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the attractions, and explore the landmarks at your own pace. The itinerary can be 100% customized based on your own interests. 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
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$808.54
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$808.54
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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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Private Day tour of Datong From Beijing Including Transfer Service

Private Day tour of Datong From Beijing Including Transfer Service

It’s at least a 4-hour drive from downtown Beijing to the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Maximize your time at the Hengshan Hanging Temple, the Nine Dragon Screen, and these spectacular caves with their ancient sculptures on this private day tour by plane, which includes lunch. A private driver will chauffeur you to and from your hotel to the airport; your personal driver/guide will meet you at Datong.
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  • 17 to 18 hours
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$828.00
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$828.00
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Private 2-Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English speaking driver

Private 2-Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English speaking driver

If you prefer to experience sights without a guide but find the language barrier in China too much when it comes to transport, this private Datong overnight tour is made for you. You book your hotel, pay the entrance fees, and look after your meals. Your driver escorts you from Beijing to Datong round-trip, with stops at Yungang Grottoes, Nine Dragon Screen, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and Hengshan Hanging Temple.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$398.00
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All-Inclusive Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Datong

All-Inclusive Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Datong

Take a private day tour to two top attractions in Datong: Yungang and Hengshan Hanging Temple. Tour guide, private vehicle, hotel pickup and drop-of, entrance fees and local lunch are all incusive
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$220.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) costs USD 41.03. Guided Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) tours start around USD 41.03 per person. See all 91 Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) tickets and tours on Viator.
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