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Datong Travel Guide: 62 reviews and 124 photos

Old city - Famous Buddhist Caves

Short after the Transsiberian Train reaches the lower plains after descending from the Gobi-Desert the station of Datong lies in the middle of coal mines and fruit plantations.

The old part of the city - I hope - still exists with a city wall, narrow streets and temples. 2009-the old city still exists - it is being renovated and the city wall reconstructed - more in my tips

From Datong you can easily reach the
Buddhist caves of Yungang, which lies 16km from Datong.

I visited Datong in 1988 - many things have changed since then!


Modern times reached Datong

  • Last visit to Datong: Nov 2009
  • Intro Updated Dec 5, 2010
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    Hello, Ulrike! You have created a very interesting presentation, thanks! Take care! ~

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    it's somewhere i would love to visit, even if it's charms have waned.

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2006 at 1:05 AM

    Ulrike, I can only repeat what the other VT friends have already stated: another one of your fabulous pages with great pictures, interesting information and most unusual destinations! Keep up the good work!!

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2005 at 8:07 AM

    A very interesting page Ulrike. I am thinking of visiting China in '06. I hope you have a great Holiday Season!

  • tremendopunto's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2005 at 3:13 AM

    Beautiful page!I remember this bronce ox (under yout off the beaten track tip),too.It is in the Shanhua Si(in the part of the park where they also have a part of the dragon screen).One horn was missing,but it is a pitty,I dont know much more about it..

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 1:47 PM

    Are there any places in China where you haven't been already? A very nice page with good info! Interesting info on Dragon Screen!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2003 at 1:32 PM

    Great page of Datong. Nice you visited also this place with so many beautiful things to be seen in its surroundings.

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 3:46 PM

    Very good page. I envy you for the trip around China you made

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2003 at 11:22 PM

    What a mystery - the dragon screens !

  • Ekahau's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2003 at 8:38 AM

    Ulrike another of your excellent page! great photos and comment. Thanks


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