Datong Drum Tower

Tower(s):Datong Drum Tower
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The Tower

What should we know?

Name in local script:大同鼓楼
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Environment type:
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Location type:city, urban

What can we see or do there?

Services:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultCNY5

How long should it take us?

Average time taken:15 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day9am5pm
 
Temporarily closed:
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Telephone:
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Postal address:Datong Drum Tower, Gulou Xi Lu, , Shanxi Sheng, , 037008,
Fax:
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Language(s):Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
 
Transportation type:bus
Route number:4
Nearest stop:
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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:
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Height:20m
Width:14m
 
Altitude:1,040m

Top Descriptions

This is a fairly typical three-tiered Chinese drum tower. Said to originally have been built during the Ming dynasty (though restored a number of times since), this tower is considered valuable to as an example and reminder of its ancient history.
 
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Top Tips

It is possible to enjoy this structure without entering it, should you not want to pay the CNY5 entrance.
If you are in the city of , then you most likely will want to see the also.
 
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Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Preservation
1
Age
0
Amount of replicas
1
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
0
Historical uncertainty
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
1
Restoration
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Experience needed
1
Intensity
1
Risk
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
General costs
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Unwanted attention
1
Picnicking
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Backpackers
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Signs
1
Costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
0
Dengue
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Flashlights
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Previous knowledge
1
Reservations
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
0
Access to cash machines
0
Fees
1
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
1
Ability to use flash
1
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Queuing time
1
Time needed
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Walking time

Datong Drum Tower Forum

Wuguantun Grotto (Yungang Grottoes)

Statue:Wuguantun Grotto
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The Statue

What should we know?

Name in local script:云冈石窟 (Yungang Grottoes)
Also known as:
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Environment type:cave, lake, mountain
Location type:rural, town, UNESCO

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:,
Services:bathrooms
Shops:snacks, souvenirs

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (including )CNY125
 
Extras:Average Cost:
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:25 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day (April to October)8.30am5.30pm
every day (November to March)8.30am5pm

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:0352 3206 818/805
Postal address:China Shanxi Datong Yungang Tourism District, , , 037007,
Fax:
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Language(s):Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Address:China Shanxi Datong Yungang Tourism District, , , 037007,
Geographical feature:Wuzhou Shan Mountain
 
Transportation type:
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Route number:
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Nearest stop:
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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,040m
 
Height:16m
Length:
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Top Descriptions

This is reportedly one of the most liked sculptures on offer at , in . The giant ancient Buddha sits smiling serenely on the outer wall of a cliff face, with numerous admirers eager to take a photo at its base. A smaller sculpture is stood to the right, and a close look reveals the carvings of numerous tiny Buddha too. Definitely a site worth seeing.
 
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Top Tips

The statue sits inside of the . Allow yourself the time to wander the various caves around this area.
The entrance ticket to the grottoes also includes .
This is a very popular site, arrive as early as possible and be prepared to take it slow and steady.
 
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Attention to detail
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Costs
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Modernity
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Need for maintenance
1
Quality
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Recommendation
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Amount
0
Costs
0
Quality
0
Value for money
1
Variety
1
Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Age
1
Historical interest
1
Historical significance
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
0
Restoration
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Comfort
1
Peacefulness
1
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
General costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
0
Value for money
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Pressure-to-pay
1
Unwanted attention
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Originality
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Backpackers
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tour groups
1
Tourists
1
Air quality
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Trails
1
Costs
0
Discounts
0
Foreigner pricing
1
Haggle factor
1
Hidden costs
1
Obvious pricing
1
Price inflation
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Danger (land animals)
1
Dengue
1
Malaria
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Previous knowledge
1
Reservations
1
Snacks
1
Sun protection
0
Access to cash machines
1
By card (credit)
1
By card (debit)
1
In foreign currency
1
In local currency
1
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
1
Ability to use flash
0
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
1
Time needed
1
Walking time

Wuguantun Grotto (Yungang Grottoes) Forum

Yungang Grottoes Temple

Place of worship:Yungang Grottoes Temple
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The Place of Worship

What should we know?

Name in local script:云冈石窟寺庙
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Religion type:Buddhism
 
Environment type:cave, lake, mountain
Location type:rural, town

What can we see or do there?

Events:
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Services:bathroom, restaurant, souvenir

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (entrance to )CNY125

When should we go there, and for how long?

Day:Opens:Closes:
every day (April to October)8.30am5.30pm
every day (November to March)8.30am5pm
 
Busiest day(s):
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:
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Postal address:China Shanxi Datong Yungang Tourism District, , , 037007,
Fax:
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Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Address:China Shanxi Datong Yungang Tourism District, , , 037007,
Geographical feature:Wuzhou Shan Mountain
 
Transportation type:
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Route number:
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Nearest stop:
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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Altitude:1,040m
Capacity:
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Top Descriptions

This temple is lively and lavishly decorated. There are brightly painted statues and effigies, as well as the ubiquitous incense burning and food offerings. Due to its location inside the , this is a popular temple surrounded by a small lake.
 
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Top Tips

Though pleasant, this temple isn’t too extensive so don’t factor in too much time here.
The CNY125 entrance fee includes the whole .
Before entering the temple, it may be a good idea to pause on the bridge and enjoy the , especially during the winter when it’s picturesquely frozen.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

1
Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Preservation
0
Age
0
Amount of replicas
0
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
1
Need for background knowledge
1
Preservation
0
Restoration
1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Honesty
1
Comfort
1
Humidity
1
Peacefulness
1
Temperature
0
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Restrictions (women)
1
Tolerance (affection)
0
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
1
Pressure-to-pay
1
Unwanted attention
1
Nudity
1
Participation
1
Picnicking
1
Swimming
1
Authenticity
1
Awe
1
Captivation
1
Evocativeness
1
Interactivity
1
Memorability
1
Need for maintenance
1
Originality
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Returnability
0
Audience size
1
Children
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Tourists
0
LGBT
1
Socialising
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
0
Birdlife (viewing)
0
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
0
Accessibility (disabled)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Footpaths
1
Location factor
1
Signs
1
Trails
1
Costs
1
Hidden costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Altitude sickness
1
Danger (general)
1
Danger (humans)
1
Robbery
1
Wild dogs
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Guides
1
Identification
1
Reservations
1
Sun protection
1
Access to cash machines
0
In foreign currency
1
In local currency
1
Ability to record
1
Ability to take photos
1
Ability to use flash
1
Fees
1
Photogenic factor
1
Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
1
Quality of life
1
Time needed

Yungang Grottoes Temple Forum

Yungang Grottoes Entrance Gate

Entrance gate:Yungang Grottoes Entrance Gate
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The Entrance Gate

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:0352 3206 818/805
 
Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08.00
Country calling code:86

What should we know?

Name in local script:云冈石窟
Also known as:(Yungang Grottoes)
 
Company name:
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Environment type:lake, mountain
Location type:rural, UNESCO
 
Necessary documentation:ID (passport)

How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adultCNY125
 
Extras:Average Cost:
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How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Address:China Shanxi Datong Yungang Tourism District, , , 037007
Geographical feature:Wuzhou Shan Mountain

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average waiting time:5 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day (April to October)8.30am5.30pm
every day (November to March)8.30am5pm
 
Busiest day(s):Golden Week, New Year
Usually closed:
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Temporarily closed:
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Top Descriptions

The walkway leading to the entrance of the is lined with elephant-based pillars. It is an attractive start to the complex. The gold-leafed tree that is at the centre of the path is quite enchanting when dusted with snow in the winter months (at least from a distance).
 
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Top Tips

Do take care when walking this stretch in winter as there can be hidden ice.
Arrive as early as possible to ensure a clear view here.
There are bathrooms just before you get to the main entrance, should you need them.
 
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Reviews & Amenities

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Amount
1
Attention to detail
1
Cleanliness
1
Costs
1
Modernity
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
1
Recommendation
1
Size
0
Amount
1
Costs
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Size
1
Value for money
1
Architectural interest
1
Awe
1
Creativity
1
Decoration
1
Preservation
1
Age
0
Historical interest
0
Historical significance
1
English information
0
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for local language
1
Contactability
0
Quality
0
Response time (online)
0
Response time (phone)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
0
Price inflation
1
Unwanted attention
1
Need for maintenance
1
Quality
2
Recommendation
1
Congestion
1
Popularity
1
Air quality
1
Altitude
1
Eco-friendliness
1
Human factor
1
Peacefulness
1
Pollution
1
Variation in terrain
1
Variation in topography
1
Awe
1
Beauty
1
Panorama
0
Stargazing
1
Visibility
1
Changeability
0
Drought
0
Flood
1
Humidity
1
Rain
1
Snow
1
Temperature
1
Wind
1
Birdlife (viewing)
1
Wildlife (viewing)
1
Accessibility (car)
1
Accessibility (foot)
1
Accessibility (public transport)
1
Cyclepaths
1
Disorientation factor
1
Location factor
1
Signs
1
Costs
0
Discounts
0
Foreigner pricing
1
Haggle factor
1
Hidden costs
1
Ticket costs
1
Tipping factor
1
Value for money
1
Danger (general)
1
Reckless driving
1
Robbery
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
Multilingual
1
Quality
1
4x4
1
Early start
1
Equipment (hiking)
1
Equipment (weatherproof)
1
Identification
1
Reservations
0
Access to cash machines
0
By card (credit)
1
By card (debit)
1
Fees
0
In foreign currency
1
In local currency
1
Ability to take photos
1
Photogenic factor
1
Safety
1
Security
1
Cleanliness
1
Maintenance
1
Modernity
1
Queuing time

Yungang Grottoes Entrance Gate Forum

Yungang Grottoes Lake

Lake:Yungang Grottoes Lake
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Map:

The Lake

What should we know?

Name in local script:云冈石窟湖
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Environment type:hill, lake, mountain
Location type:rural, town

What can we see or do there?

Attractions:, ,
Activities:
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Services:bathroom, restaurant
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Animals:
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Birds:
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
adult (entrance to the )CNY125
 
Extras:Average Cost:
boat tours
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When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:15 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day (April to October)8.30am5.30pm
every day (November to March)8.30am5pm

How can we get in contact?

Email:
Website:
Telephone:0352 3206 818/805
 
Language(s):Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Wuzhou Mountain
 
Transportation type:
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Route number:
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Nearest stop:
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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:
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Depth:
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Altitude:1,040m

Top Descriptions

This is a small lake that may be crossed to reach . During the winter months it is consistently below 0 degrees here, and therefore the lake is frozen solid. Either way, it adds a little scenic beauty to an otherwise dusty and rocky setting.
 
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Top Tips

It is not unheard of to see people walking on the water here – once it is very much frozen in the winter months.
The that this body of water encircles is worth a quick look as you enter or exit the .
 
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Reviews & Amenities

1
English information
1
Multilingual information
1
Need for English
1
Need for Mandarin
1
Aggression
1
Amount
1
Friendliness
1
Helpfulness
0
Honesty
1
Intoxication
1
Altitude
1
Ascent
1
Descent
1
Intensity
1
Amount
1
Captivation
1
General costs
1
Interactivity
1
Recommendation
1
Safety
1
Value for money
1
Ability to explore
1
Freedom
1
Tolerance (affection)
1
Tolerance (drugs)
0
Tolerance (LGBT)
1
Beggars
1
Hassle
1
Hawkers
1
Insects
1
Mosquitoes
1
Noise
1
Price inflation
1
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Yungang Grottoes Lake Forum

Datong City Walls

Historical site:Datong City Walls
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The Historical Site

What should we know?

Name in local script:大同城墙
Also known as:The City Wall
 
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Location type:city, urban

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Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:1 hour, 20 minutes
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
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High season:April to October (Golden Week/New Year)
Low season:
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Postal address:Datong City Wall, , Shanxi, , 37000
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Language(s):Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

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The Directions

There are numerous places across the city to enter onto the wall.

The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:
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Altitude:1,010m

Top Descriptions

Although has a number of ancient walls from in to , is considered by many to still be a very rewarding site. What perhaps makes this wall intersting is its view. In 2010 the (then) Mayor decided to rebuild ancient Datong, and as a result knocked down many of the residency that lie within the wall limits. Now, from the wall one can see the fusion of a modern city; dilapidated and destroyed houses, beautiful green parks, and towering apartment blocks, all lay together to form a cacophony of chaos and curiosity, of sadness and beauty.
 
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Top Tips

This wall is free to climb as long as you have ID (a passport if you aren’t a Chinese national).
Once on the wall, it is wide and long enough that you can rent a bicycle (or pay for a tourist bus) to traverse it.
Many seem to enjoy the wall more when it is lit up at night.
 
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Datong City Walls Forum

Yungang Grottoes

Historical complex:Yungang Grottoes
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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?

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Services:bathrooms, , restaurant
Shops:souvenir
 
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
 
Ticket type:Cost:
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How long should it take us?

Average time taken:2 to 3 hours
 
Day:Opens:Closes:
every day (April to October)8.30am5.30pm
every day (November to March)8.30am5pm
 
High season:April to October (Inc. Golden Week, New Year)
Low season:
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How can we get in contact?

Email:
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Telephone:0352 3206 818/805
Postal address:Yungang Grottoes, , Shanxi, , 037007
Fax:0352 3206 818
 
Language(s):English, Mandarin
Timezone:UTC+08:00
Country calling code:86

How can we get there?

Coordinates:
Geographical feature:Wuzhou Mountain
 
Transportation type:bus
Route number:3
Nearest stop:
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The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Size:18,000m2
Altitude:1,040m

Top Descriptions

Located 16km outside of , this site is one of 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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Top Tips

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 , and while you’re here. They’re all included in the same site.
 
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Awe
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Signs
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Trails
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Discounts
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Foreigner pricing
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Hidden costs
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Map
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1
Snacks
1
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1
By card (credit)
1
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Ability to record
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Ability to take photos
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Fees
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Distance to hospital
1
Safety
1
Security
1
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Yungang Grottoes Forum

Datong

City:Datong
Location: > > Shanxi
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