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On our trip from Mongolia to Labrang in China and Tibet we visited Datong.
We arrived in Datong with the Trans-Mongolian express coming from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia.
We stayed two days in Datong before we took the nighttrain to Lanzhou along the Yellow River.
Things to see in Datong are Nine Dragon screen and the Huayan Monastery.
The most impressive sights are outside Datong.
16 KM west of Datong are the wonderful Yungang Caves.
75 east of Datong is the hanging monastery Xuanggong Si.

  • Last visit to Datong: Jul 1991
  • Intro Updated Nov 4, 2003
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  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:13 AM

    Stunning place. Would have to incorporate it into a 2nd trip to China at a future date.

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    Nice page about this impressive Buddhist caves and temples.

  • titti's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2007 at 1:42 PM

    Great info, as usual!

  • Jun 1, 2007 at 3:47 AM

    hi! how long did it take you to reach the yungang caves from datong? how much was the bus fare? thanks!

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2006 at 9:23 PM

    Great work Ali - enjoy yr China journey !

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2006 at 5:12 PM

    Very helpful tips! The Yungang Caves and Hanging Temple look awesome.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2006 at 10:52 AM

    great tips Ali! Fantastic photos

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2005 at 6:44 PM

    Outsranding and incredible! 51,000 statues in 252 caves! I am impressed by the place, your pictures and info. I've just added tips to my Do-It-Yourself Travel Guide!

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2005 at 6:31 AM

    Incredible trip you had. OUtside of Datong is amazing and certainly worth a visit. The caves and the hanging monastery is just a marvel... I envy you.

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2005 at 1:01 AM

    Fantastic place!!!! Fantisc pics and tips!!!! I hope to see it one day!!

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