All Inclusive Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

9 hr

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Pass By: Taiyuan, Taiyuan, Shanxi

Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your Taiyuan hotel, then heading directly to Hanging Temple, it will take 3.5 hours. Your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, feel free to ask questions if you have.

Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China

The hanging temple is the only existed temple...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Taiyuan, Taiyuan, Shanxi

Your tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your Taiyuan hotel, then heading directly to Hanging Temple, it will take 3.5 hours. Your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories, feel free to ask questions if you have.

Stop At: Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Hengshan, Datong China

The hanging temple is the only existed temple hosting worship for the Taoists, Confucians and Buddhists. Built in 491 A.D, Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the west cliff of Jinxia Gorge more than 50 meters above the ground. An unique mechanical theory was applied to building the framework. Crossbeams were half-inserted into the rock as the foundation, while the rock in back became its support. Seen from below, it appears to be a tumble-down castle in the air. Inside, it provides the same scene as other temples. Hanging Monastery is an architectural wonder. A unique mechanical theory was applied to building the framework. Crossbeams were half-inserted into the rock as the foundation, while the rock in back became its support. Seen from below, it appears to be a tumble-down castle in the air. Inside, it provides the same scene as other temples. The architecture embodies a great cultural achievement of Chinese people.

Follow your tour guide to experience the 1400 years architectural wonder, get to learn the history of three major religions in China and how these believes been used into the architecture.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Yungang Grottoes, Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000 China

Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then heading to Yungang Grottoes.

Located at the southern foot of the Wuzhou Mountain, the Yungang Grottoes were built against the mountain and extend about one km (0.62 miles) from east to west. Comprising 252 caves and 51,000 statues within a carved area of 18,000 square meters.

Yungang Grottoes represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China during the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.

While influenced by Buddhist cave art from South and Central Asia, Yungang Grottoes have also interpreted the Buddhist cave art with distinctive Chinese character and local spirit. As a result, Yungang Grottoes have played a vitally important role among early Oriental Buddhist grottoes and had a far-reaching impact on Buddhist cave art in China and East Asia.

Yungang Grottoes were added to the World Cultural Heritage List in December 2001.

Walk with your tour guide to explore the grottoes and niches, get to know its history and culture. Since this is a private tour, feel free to ask questions during the tour.

After the tour finished, you can choose to end your tour in Datong or travel back to Taiyuan.

Duration: 2 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Yungang Grottoes
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodation
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick you up from your hotel in Taiyuan,please provide your hotel details when make booking

Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.