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Wuguantun Grotto

Yungang Gou, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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Awe-inspiring!

Amazing how some of the statues are preserved! They have done there best to maintain them. I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cynthia S
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San Diego, California
Simply Great

The most impressive scultpure of the Yungang Grottoe. Easily accessible from Datong (1 hour drive... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
UrsulaHans
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Yungang Gou, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing how some of the statues are preserved! They have done there best to maintain them. I was very impressed! We weren't allowed to take pictures of them all but just being there to see them was awesome! If you are near Datong this is...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The most impressive scultpure of the Yungang Grottoe. Easily accessible from Datong (1 hour drive), a nice leisurely walk takes you along the many grottoes. A must when in the area.

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was beyond our expectations when we visited. There are numerous caves with impressive artwork inside, buddhas, carvings, paintings. There are also enormous Buddhas inside the caves. I can recommend to visit this precious piece of history if you're in the area.

Thank Chris0979
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Getting there is a big chore but fortunately it is rewarding. The beginning of the walk through the grottos is a tourist trap full of souvenir stands, but I guess that is to be expected. Once you get past that the site is rather inspirational....More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 1 July 2017

In Trip Advisor there are two different places worth see - Yungang and Wugantun Grotto - but it's the same! Nevertheless it's breath taking place.

1  Thank hydroxymethane
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was what I came to China for! The site is about an hour away from Datong by tour bus. There must be a million Buddhique sculptures in this one site alone.

Thank belmonteos
Reviewed 8 September 2016

you must see this grotto , i really love it. So huge and well made, i really enjoyed this place in Datong

Thank MarielaCoach
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went here with a private guide named May, who was very informative. The first grottos are large, made by emperors. Ascend some stairs further in, and you can see smaller ones commissioned by aristocrats. Some grottos have just recently been opened up to the public....More

Thank Ace6of6Clubs
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The grotto is the third largest of its kind in China. It has also been designated a UNESCO world heritage site. From the tastefully designed entrance to the use of discreet earpieces used for guiding and perhaps the absence of the usual loud and pushy...More

1  Thank ivanoew
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This province is so blessed to have so many treasures to share. Such a sight to see how handicraft from so many years ago can still be appreciated in our modern world. Have to remind everyone that cameras are not allowed in most covered grottos,...More

1  Thank S8W
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