Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver


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From $348.00

5 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

If you have one day extra in Beijing. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the nearby city Datong.  You will visit the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery in one day. Yungang Grottoes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for spectacular rock carvings, and the Hanging Monastery, an ornate temple built into a cliff.


What's Included

Bottled water

English speakin driver

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Snacks

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Entrance fees

Gratuities

Meal

Tour guide


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 4 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Beijing
Your English speaking driver will pick you up at 6:00am from your centrally located Beijing hotel and transfer to Datong.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
Arrive around 10:00am and two hours visiting the Hanging Monastery, one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architecture. The monastery is also the only one built in honor to Sakyamuni, Laozi, and Confucius, who are founders of Buddism, Taoism and Confucianism respectively.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Yungang Grottoes
After enjoy some local food in Datong, such as sliced noodles, you will visit the Yungang grottoes,a World Cultural Heritage Site since 2001. It is considered by UNESCO as a "masterpiece of early Chinese Buddhist cave art and represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asia with Chinese cultural traditions, starting in the 5th century CE under Imperial auspices. The site is composed of 252 grottoes with more than 51,000 Buddha statues and statuettes.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

private trip (for 4) to Datong in the province of Shanxi, China
sylvia893, 10-11-2019
The trip to Datong from Beijing was over 5 hours one way to see the hanging temple and Yungang Grottoes due to some traffic but Mr. Ma had made trip more pleasant and enjoyable during the long drive with bananas, tangerines (didn't expected).
Mr. Ma did help us to find out if you are over 60 years of age, the entrance fee is free to both places.
We really recommend this tour since the hanging temple is an amazing place to visit.
Thank you so much Mr. Ma!
We really recommend this tour

Very good experience~
yee1117, 19-06-2019
I was picked up by Steven on time, he is very knowledgeable about everything. He knew all the driving short cuts to avoid horrible traffic jam. He was being superbly helpful to get me a ticket for the cable car and providing a good recommendation for lunch.
Great!
michaelkK5198KY, 16-06-2019
We had a fantastic and funny day with Wu! It was well organized but still flexible. Would defiantly recommend.
Excellent day trip to the Hanging Monastery and Yungang Grottoes
Peng_L, 04-06-2019
We had only one spare day in Beijing and want to visit Datong. Everyone told us it is too far to visit Datong in one day, but we found this trip in Viator. Kevin is an excellent driver, he picked-up us at the hotel at 6:00 am in the morning and we were back around 10:00 pm, a trip of 16 hours. The trip to/from Datong took around 5 hours one way. We had ample time to visit the Monastery and the Grottoes and had a local noodle meal. Though it was a long day, we had very relax day, manly because Kevin is a safe driver and he also took the time to help us purchasing the tickets, ordering our meals and answering our questions along the way. So, it is very doable to visit the Hanging Monastery and Yungang Grottoes in one day from Beijing, even at our age around 70.
Kevin was a great driver. He helped...
Raymond B, 29-06-2018

Kevin was a great driver. He helped us even more than required. We asked if he knew a good local place to eat in Datong. He took us to a fantastic noodle shop. The food was great and very inexpensive.





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