The wall of the Wuzhon mountains is covered with about 50.000 Buddhas. There is also a monastery of the 17th century. Inside of some of the caves there are not only reliefs but also very fine Buddhist wallpaintings. It is not allowed to take photos of them as the flashlight would destroy the colors.more
Use this motor bicycle passenger for only ¥4(That price has not bargained yet) from datong central city to train station,it is more enjoyable and cold (even in summer).
Use taxi around ¥7-8.
Most impressive are some big Buddha statues. They were made in 5th century, when Buddhism had just reached this area coming from India.In many of the faces you can still see the strong influence of India on early Buddhist art.Many aspects you will find on any Buddha statue all over the world: for example the long ears. The long ears are meant to...more