|Historical complex:||Yungang Grottoes|
|Location:||Asia > China > Datong|
The Historical Complex
What should we know?
|Name in local script:||云冈石窟|
|Also known as:||Buddha Caves|
|Environment type:||cave, lake, mountain|
|Location type:||rural, town, UNESCO|
What can we see or do there?
|Attractions:||Yungang Grottoes Lake,Yungang Grottoes Temple, Wuguantun Grotto|
|Services:||bathrooms, Yungang Grottoes Entrance Gate, restaurant|
How much will it cost us?
|Currency:||Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)|
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How long should it take us?
|Average time taken:||2 to 3 hours|
|every day (April to October)||8.30am||5.30pm|
|every day (November to March)||8.30am||5pm|
|High season:||April to October (Inc. Golden Week, New Year)|
|Low season:||Add Data|
How can we get in contact?
|Telephone:||0352 3206 818/805|
|Postal address:||Yungang Grottoes, Datong, Shanxi, China, 037007|
|Fax:||0352 3206 818|
|Country calling code:||86|
What are the numbers and averages?
|Located 16km outside of Datong, this site is one of China's best examples of ancient Buddhist art and sculpture. With 51 major caves, hundreds of carvings and a number of preserved/restored paintings, there is a lot to see here. The Buddhist statues range in height from 16 metres to 2 centimetres and can be found in most nooks and crannies! Well worth a visit.|
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|This is a very popular site. Arrive as early as possible, and be prepared to take it slow and steady.|
|It is common for some caves to be closed for restoration at one time or another, but with so many to choose from this is unlikely to affect a visit.|
|Although this site can be tiring for some, there is an electric car/bus for CNY10 to return you to the entrance.|
|Don’t miss out on visiting the Yungang Grottoes Lake, Yungang Grottoes Temple and Wuguantun Grotto while you’re here. They’re all included in the same site.|
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