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Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour provided by Mark’s Guide & Driver Service

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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You cannot imagine until you stand gazing up at them how awe inspiring are the statues and stone-cut architecture of the Yungang Grottos. Over 50 thousand Buddhas in 252 man-made caves punctuate the cliff of Wuzhou Mountain.The statues range in size from tiny Buddhas smaller than an inch, arrayed like tiles in the sandstone, to great carvings 55 feet high (17 meters). UNESCO made this a World Heritage Site in 2001, describing it as “a classical masterpiece of Chinese Buddhist art.” Half a century in the making, involving tens of thousands of workers, this temple like the great cathedrals of Europe is a testament for the ages. It can not but raise our gaze. Your private English-speaking guide will explain it all in detail. This marvel is our destination. But first a more modern adventure: We'll shoot from the city for a roughly two-hour ride on the Beijing-Datong bullet train. From sleek steel to ancient stone – pretty amazing contrast in this day to remember for a lifetime.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • After early pickup from your central Beijing hotel, settle inside your private vehicle. Then, gaze out at the city’s bustling streets as you set off on your journey to the Yungang Grottoes near Datong. Travel west into northern China’s countryside, and during the roughly 4.5-hour journey, relax in the air-conditioned comfort of your car or minivan, and absorb the interesting views of the towns, villages, farms and fields. On arrival in Datong, stop for an early lunch of local specialities such as sliced noodles — bowls of savory, flattened noodles sliced with a knife and mixed with other ingredients. Duly refreshed, travel to your main destination for the day: the Yungang Grottoes. One of China’s three best-known historical Buddhist sculptural sites, this UNESCO-listed treasure dates from the 5th and 6th centuries, and consists of 252 cliffside grottoes and niches, all filled with more than 51,000 statues and depictions of Buddha. Head inside the complex (own expense), and enjoy about four hours to look around the grottoes that stretch along a 0.6-mile (1-kilometre) section of cliffs, seeing everything from miniature statuettes to rock-face sculptures. Stop to marvel at the largest, 55-foot (7-meter) Buddha in the fifth cave, and view some of the smaller caverns and niches to admire everything from colorful wall murals to figurines and other ornamental depictions of Buddha. Having explored this incredible site, hop back into your vehicle and relax on your ride back to Beijing, where an early-evening drop-off at your central hotel brings your tour to a close.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After early pickup from your central Beijing hotel, settle inside your private vehicle. Then, gaze out at the city’s bustling streets as you set off on your journey to the Yungang Grottoes near Datong. Travel west into northern China’s countryside, and during the roughly 4.5-hour journey, relax in the air-conditioned comfort of your car or minivan, and absorb the interesting views of the towns, villages, farms and fields. On arrival in Datong, stop for an early lunch of local specialities such as sliced noodles — bowls of savory, flattened noodles sliced with a knife and mixed with other ingredients. Duly refreshed, travel to your main destination for the day: the Yungang Grottoes. One of China’s three best-known historical Buddhist sculptural sites, this UNESCO-listed treasure dates from the 5th and 6th centuries, and consists of 252 cliffside grottoes and niches, all filled with more than 51,000 statues and depictions of Buddha. Head inside the complex (own expense), and enjoy about four hours to look around the grottoes that stretch along a 0.6-mile (1-kilometre) section of cliffs, seeing everything from miniature statuettes to rock-face sculptures. Stop to marvel at the largest, 55-foot (7-meter) Buddha in the fifth cave, and view some of the smaller caverns and niches to admire everything from colorful wall murals to figurines and other ornamental depictions of Buddha. Having explored this incredible site, hop back into your vehicle and relax on your ride back to Beijing, where an early-evening drop-off at your central hotel brings your tour to a close.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28488P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local hand slice noodle lunch
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round Tickets of Bullet Train between Datong and Beijing
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel Dates: See Availability Return point: Your centrally located hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • During Chinese public holiday, please book this tour 2 weeks in advance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • need bring your passport
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local hand slice noodle lunch
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round Tickets of Bullet Train between Datong and Beijing
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your centrally located hotel Dates: See Availability Return point: Your centrally located hotel
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • During Chinese public holiday, please book this tour 2 weeks in advance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • need bring your passport
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Yungang Grottoes
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Experience China's 350 KPH high-speed train to visit the datong yungang grottoes from Beijing。 Yungang Grottoes, one of the three major cave clusters in China, punctuate the north cliff of Wuzhou Mountain, Datong. The area was excavated along the mountain, extending 1 km (0.62 miles) from east to west, revealing 53 caves and over 51,000 stone statues Including round trip high-speed train tickets, yungang grottoes entrance tickets,and You've never seen anything before the local sliced noodles. This tour need your passport number and name of train tickets in advance. This tour provide option end at Datong city for your next plan.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Leong S
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Worthwhile trip
Booked a trip with Mark’s Guide n travel service . Provided with a Friendly and humble driver 小 谢. Keep us with conversation thru the 4 1/2 hour journey to the destination.Brought us to a restaurant that serve good food
Written 16 December 2018
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