Nine Dragon Wall
from US$380 per person

4-day Tour to Datong by Round-trip Overnight Train


Yungang Grottoes are known as one of the three major Grottoes in China.The Wooden Pagoda is an absolute wooden structure without a single nail used.Plus the Hanging Monastery and the Nine Dragon Screen, those are amazing attractions you should visit.

  • Tour Code:
  • BJN06
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Datong,Beijing
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • The Nine Dragon Screen, Wooden Pagoda, Hanging Monastery, Huayan Temple, Overhanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes
  • Experience & Features:
  • Yungang Grottoes, Huayan Temple, Shanhua Monastery, Nine Dragons Screens, Hanging Temple, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
  • Physical Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Beijing – Overnight Train

You will be picked up at your hotel in Beijing and transferred to Beijing Train Station. Our tour guide will assist you in arranging your soft-sleeper on the train. The train departs Beijing

around 23: 36.

Stay overnight on board.


Day 2: Overnight Train – Datong

You will arrive in Datong around 6 o’clock am. Upon our arrival, you will be met by your local guide and driver with a van/car at the train station. After breakfast at the hotel, firstly we go to visit [Yungang Grottoes]. These grottoes are the main attractions most people make a trip to Datong. The grottoes hold over 50,000 Buddihist statues and stretch for about 1 km east to west. After that, visit [Huayan Temple] on the western side of Datong city, the largest and most well preserved temple of the Liao (916-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties in China. After lunch, move on to [Shanhua Monastery], located in central Datong within the old city walls. It was first constructed during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD). Then have a close look at Nine Dragon Screen, one of the three noted [Nine Dragons Screens] in China. The glazed tile screen was built in 1771 during the administration of Emperor Qianlong. It is 3.5 meters high and about 30 meters long. It consists of 270 pieces glazed tiles, having 9 featuring dragons playing with pearls with a background of clouds and seawater. After all the visits, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Datong.

Stay overnight in Datong.

Meals: (L)

Day 3: Datong – Overnight Train

You will be picked up at your hotel in Datong in the morning. Firstly we drive to the [Hanging Temple], 65 km away south-east of Datong. The temple hangs on the west cliff of a hill with over 50 meters above the ground, hence the name Hanging Temple. Hanging Temple was first in 491. The present one was mainly rebuilt and maintained in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The most distinctive features of the Hanging Temple is the fact that the temple includes Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. After lunch, move on to Yingxian County to visit the [Yingxian Wooden Pagoda], the oldest and largest wooden Buddhist pagoda in existence in the world.

The pagoda is a 9-story octagonal building with a height of 67 meters. It was built without using any nails.

After dinner, you will be transferred to Datong Train Station for overnight train leaving around 22:59 for Beijing.

Stay overnight on board.

Meals: (L)

Day 4: Overnight Train – Beijing

You will arrive in Beijing about 5 o’clock am and be transferred to your hotel in Beijing. The 4-day Datong tour ends when you get back to your hotel in Beijing.


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Group Size 1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons
Price(USD per person) $ 820 $ 560 $ 460 $ 380

* Price in every box above is for each person.
* Price is in US dollar. It may vary a little bit according to US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc.
* The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.

Service Included:
A. Entrance fees for the attractions in the square brackets
B. Personal English-speaking Guide to be with you all the way
C. Round-trip train fare
D. Experienced Driver + comfortable Private car/van/bus for the ground transport
E. Lunch

Service Excluded:
A. Gratuities, Tips to the guide and driver
(Although not compulsory, if you think your guide and driver have done a good job at the end of the tour, we suggest you tip them at you own decision to show your appreciations.)
B. Other Personal Expenses.


How to Dress (only for reference):
Comfortable walking shoes
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Warm clothes (Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves etc.) for Nov-April
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain

What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
Bottled Water
Small towel
Camera, film and memory chip, battery

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