Yungang Grottoes is located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, about 16 kilometers west of Datong City. It has a history of 1500 years. It is the first time since the spread of Buddhist art to China. It is a historical monument of the fusion of Chinese and Western culture in the 5th century. There are 45 main caves, 252 large and small caves, and more than 51,000 stone statues. It is one of the largest ancient grottoes in China. It is also known as the Four China Caves with the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang, and Maijishan Grottoes in Tianshui. Big Grotto Art Treasure.
In 2010, Time magazine ranked the world's top ten most dangerous buildings, and the Hengshan Xuankong Temple was on the list. It is a peculiar place worth studying. It occupies a small area and hangs on a cliff. After the poet Li Bai wrote the word "spectacular", he felt that it was not enough, and added another point. The traveler Xu Xiake also described it as "the world's great view."
"Facing the Hengshan Mountain, leaning against the Cuiping screen; uploading a dangerous cliff, descending into the deep valley, cutting stones as the base, and starting from the rock; the structure is breathtaking and the shape is strange." During the Qing Dynasty, the architecture reached its peak.
Your English-speaking guide and private car driver will pick you up from any hotel in Beijing.
We'll meet you at Datong S. Station upon your arrival. Start the tour immediately.
We'll treat you a traditional Shanxi-style lunch.
A Datong-style Chinese dinner. Yummy!
We will drop you off at Datong Train Station and then meet you at Beijing N. Station and transfer you back to your hotel.
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