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Datong Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery
"At 9:00 am your car driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Datong to start today’s historical tour. Your first stop is Yungang Grottoes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's construction spanned 40 years in the 5th century. It stretches over half a mile (1000 meters) continuously from east to west. 45 grottoes remained out of the original 53 and overall they contain 250 niches and 51000 Buddhist statues with murals and frescoes which are all masterpiece of ancient Chinese carving art and embodiment of ancient people’s religious faith. After having Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
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Datong Classic Day Tour
"You will be picked up from your hotel in Datong or railway station at 9:00 am in the morning and transferred to the Yungang Grottoes (approx. 60 km). The Yungang Grottos one of the three leading grottoes in China is located in the south of Wuzhou Mountain. There are 254 grottos and 51000 stone sculptures representing the highest level of world carving art in the fifth century and considered the peak of the Chinese Buddhism artwork. If you would like to stop by for lunch your guide can give you some lunch recommendations at your own expense. After lunch continue to the Hanging Temple in the early afternoon. The Hanging Temple was first built 1400 years ago in the Northern Wei Dynasty and rebuilt in the Tang Jin Ming and Qing Dynasties. This temple is unique not only for its constructional techniques and elaborate design
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Self-Guided Private Day Tour from Beijing to Shidu National Park
"In the morning around 8am your friendly and professional driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in Beijing downtown and drive you to Shidu National Park. On the way to your destination you will the beautiful countryside view near Beijing. The whole ride will be about 2.5 hours.Upon your arrival this self-guided tour will be on your own to explore around. There are some options for you to visit and feel free to ask any questions from your driver. Here you can visit the natural scenic spots such as isolated Cottage Scenic Spot Monkey Mountain Wanjingxian Valley
From $38.00

More Things to Do in Zhengding

Changle Gate

This gate is located in the south of the town and is also known as Nanchengmen. The original wall dates back to the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581 A.D.) and was made up of an outer wall and an inner...
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Linji Temple

The Linji Temple was built during the times of the Eastern Wei Dynasty in the year 540 A.D. During the Tang Dynasty, it became the site where monk Linji Yixuan founded the Linji School, one of the...
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Hua Pagoda

The Hua Pagoda, built around 1200, meaning Flower Pagoda, is part of Guanghui Monastery, in the south of Zhengding, is a four-storey brick building with an unconventional shape and a total height of...
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Chengling Pagoda

The Chengling Pagoda is built from gray bricks, so it is also known as the Grey Pagoda. It is located in the south of Zhengding and was formerly part of the Linji Temple. The Linji Temple was built...
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Xumi Pagoda

The Xumi Pagoda, named for the mythical Mount Sumeru, also known as Summer Pagoda, is part of Kaiyuan Monastery which is located on the road that leads south to the South Gate known as Changle Gate....
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Kaiyuan Temple

All that remains of this temple, originally built in 540 AD is the late Tang dynasty Bell Tower, which can be climbed for a good view of the bell, and the Tianwang Hall at the temple entrance. Other...
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Confucius Temple

This rather plain temple complex is at the western side of the town along the same road as the Longxing Temple is located on. It's not all that interesting and was virtually empty when I visited but...
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Lingxiao Pagoda

The Lingxiao Pagoda, also known as the Wooden Pagoda, is a wood-and-brick construction, which was formerly part of the Tianning Monastery, located to the west of Longxing Monastery. It was recorded as...
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Longxing Temple - Garden

These are some pictures of the temple garden, which can be found at the back of the temple complex. It includes a nice archway, a pavilion surrounding a well with some headless Buddha statues and a...
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Longxing Temple - Hall of Vairocana

The history of this hall dates back to the Emperor Wanli period of the Ming dynasty (1573-1620). It was originally constructed as the main building of Chongyin Temple in Zhengding but was moved here...
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Longxing Temple - Pavilion of the Rotating Library

The monastery houses a unique piece of wooden architecture from the Song Dynasty in the Pavilion of the Rotating Library, which was restored in the 20th century. The pavilion houses a rotating...
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Longxing Temple - Buddhist Altar

The Buddhist Altar was built during the Qianlong Emperor's reign (1736-1795) as a place where monks gave lectures and attended Buddhist ceremonies. In the middle sits a double-faced bronze statue of...
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Longxing Temple - Manichaean Hall

This hall was built in 1052 and later restored during the Ming and Qing dynasties. On the platform in the middle sit five clay statues of Buddha. The colourful statue of the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin)...
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Longxing Temple

This temple is also known as Longxing Monastery or Dafo Temple and is the main sight in Zhengding. The monastery was first built in 586 AD, during the Sui Dynasty when it was called Longcang...
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