Datong

City:Datong
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    Top Descriptions

    Tourists don’t really visit Datong for the city itself. Though some serious reconstruction is going on, many areas are still not particularly pedestrian friendly – and some areas of the city, especially near to the ancient , have looked particularly reminiscent of a bomb site for some time. Nevertheless, the attractions that do draw tourists here, such as the and the Hanging Temple are certainly impressive and well worth the journey. Most of these attractions are in the caves and mountains that surround Datong and take a little effort to get to, but as long as you stay close to train or bus stations you shouldn’t have much trouble getting about.
     
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    Top Tips

    Don’t expect too much on offer in Datong in terms of dining. There are some good restaurants here, particularly if you like hot pots, but these can be spread out across quite large distances. Do some research online before heading out to eat, perhaps.
    It can get very cold here in the winter, so do prepare if you’ll be travelling here in or around that season.
    Don’t miss out on the while you’re here, whatever you do. There are hundreds of well preserved Buddhist carvings in these caves just outside of the city.
     
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    The Location

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      Name in local script:大同市
      Also known as:Datong
       
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      Environment type:hill, lake, mountain
      Location type:city, town, urban
       
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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
      Average daily budget:CNY295

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:3 nights
      High season:September, October
      Low season:November, December

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        Language(s):English, Mandarin
        Timezone:UTC+08:00
        Country calling code:86

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Number of attractions visited:6
          Travel time to attractions:45 minutes
          Travel time to next location:5 hours, 25 minutes
           
          Altitude:1,036m
          Population:3318057
          Size:14,176 km2

          Local Availability

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            Beer (multinational)500mlCNY6.50
            Beer (national)500mlCNY1.65
            Fizzy drink1 litreCNY5.20
            Fruit juice1 litreCNY9.50
            Gin (multinational)1 litreCNY110
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            Milk1 litreCNY17
            Oil1 litreCNY21
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            Whisky (multinational)1 litreCNY160
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            Wine1 bottleCNY49
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            Almonds100gCNY18
            Apples1kgCNY14
            Bananas1kgCNY10
            Bell pepper1kgCNY6
            Bread1 loafCNY8
            Carrots1kgCNY6
            Chillies1kgCNY10
            Chocolate (multinational)1 barCNY5
            Chocolate (national)1 barCNY3
            Coconut milk1 canCNY6.50
            Cucumber1kgCNY8
            Eggs1 dozenCNY14
            Garlic1kgCNY12
            Ginger1kgCNY11
            Honey1 jarCNY27
            Ice cream1 unitCNY3.50
            Jam1 jarCNY6.82
            Onions1kgCNY2
            Oranges1kgCNY26
            Pasta1kgCNY17
            Peanut butter1 jarCNY17
            Peanuts100gCNY13
            Potatoes1kgCNY5
            Raisins100gCNY4.20
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            Plasters1 packCNY4.80
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            Batteries4-packCNY27
            Chilli powder100gCNY18.50
            Cigarettes (multinational)20-packCNY21
            Cigarettes (national)20-packCNY5.50
            Coriander100gCNY23
            Cumin100gCNY21
            Fuel1 litre
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            Lighter1 unitCNY1
            Matches1 packCNY0.50
            Paprika100gCNY21
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            Turmeric100gCNY24
            Stock1 packCNY5.50

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