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Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes from Beijing By Plane and Train

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What to Expect
Meet a driver at your Beijing city hotels lobby at 4:30am for transfer to the Beijing International Airport, where you’ll catch a short, domestic flight (1 hour) to Datong Beijiazao Airport.

Your local tour guide will greet you upon arrival at the airport, then go over the day’s itinerary on your way to the first stop of the day - Hanging Temple.  

The hanging temple is the only existed temple hosting worship for the Taoists, Confucians and Buddhists. Built in 491 A.D, Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50 meters above the ground. It has established its unique position among the various temples and monastery with its characteristics of “peril, workmanship and miracle”. Accompanied by your private tour guide, you will spend about 2 hours here.

Next, stop at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch. Then heading directly to Yungang Grottoes (Approximately 1.5 hours drive). 

As an UNESCO World Cultual Heritage Site, Yungang Grottoes is deemed as the Three Largest and Most Famous Grottoes Clusters together with Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, and Longmen Grottoes of Henan. With their 252 caves and 51,000 status, the Yungang Grottoes art represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asian with Chinese cultural traditions, starting in the 5th century CE under Imperial auspices. The power and endurance of Buddhist belief in China are vividly illustrated by the Yungang gottoes.

Afterwards, your tour guide will drop you off at Datong Railway Station for your afternoon train back to Beijing (Approximately 6 hours). Upon arrival, a driver will meet you for the return trip to your hotel in Beijing City.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 4th ring road, you can travel to city to meet our guide or hotel pick up may have extra cost
Departure Time
4:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (For hotels within the 4th ring road of Beijing city)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entrance Fee
  • Beijing-Datong Plane ticket -economic class
  • Datong- Beijing Train Ticket
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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