Read the following introductions for attractions in Datong. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.
Top Datong Attractions
Chinese name: 云冈石窟 (Yungang Shiku) Location: at the south foot of Wuzhou Mountain, 16 kilometers west to Datong City, Shanxi Province. Opening time: 08:30-17:20 (fro...
Chinese name: 悬空寺 (Xuankong Si). Location: in Mt. Hengshan, Hunyuan County, about 62 kilometers south of Datong City, Shanxi Province. Opening time: 08:00-18:00 (in s...
Chinese name: 大同九龙壁 (Datong Jiulong Bi). Location: in Heyang Street (和阳街), Datong City, Shanxi Province. Opening time: 09:00-16:50. Entrance fee: CNY10 How to get t...
In Datong, there are nine Dragon Screens, among which the Datong Nine Dragon Screen is the most famous. This screen was built for Zhu Gui who was the thirteenth son of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of Ming Dynasty.
One of the largest stone caving art treasury famous both home and abroad, Yungang Grottoes of Datong is a key cultural relic under the state protection and a world heritage site. Itis deemed as the Three Largest and Most Famous Grottoes Clusters together with Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, and Longmen Grottoes of Henan.
Temples, Monasteries and Mosques
Hanging Monastery stands on the half cliff of the west side of Cuiping Peak of Mt. Hehngshan. It is about 50 meters above the ground and that's the reason for the name.Hanging Monastery is an architectural wonder with a unique mechanical theory in the framework.
Towers, Pagodas and Bridges
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
Chinese name: 应县木塔 (Ying Xian Mu Ta) Location: in Fogong Temple, in the northwest of Ying County, Shuozhou City, 75 kilometers to Datong City, Shan...
Mt. Hengshan Scenic Spot
Chinese name: 恒山 (Heng Shan). Location: in Hunyuan County(浑源县), about 62 kilometers south of Datong City, Shanxi Province. Opening time: 06:30-19:...