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Yungang Grottoes

Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000, China
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There are over 50 caves with over 50,000 well-preserved Buddhist statues from the 5th century.
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Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000, China
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Masterpieces of Buddhist art, I got the English speaking guide and was well worth spending the extra. This site is not to be missed, easy distance from Datong.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now lit up with lights that are too powerful and damaging to the sensitive pigments. Good for photographers but long-term damage irreparable. Read up about them and Buddhism in early China beforehand to appreciate. Also on YouTube videos.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to 6/7 continents, on multiple occasions, traveled 2-3 extended trips per year for 40 plus years and we found this beyond expression. Wow was spontaneously expressed and heads shaken in disbelief repeatedly. We were here with son and daughter-in-law who had just...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Travelled to Datong on a recent business trip to China. Took a domestic flight to Datong and visited Yungang Grottoes in the afternoon. A unique experience and breathtaking views of the massive caves covering a massive and enormous site. A beautiful site for an afternoon...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A very interesting place to see. I have never seen so many huge Buddhas and of course the largest one of them all. A peaceful and picturesque place to visit.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I was on business in the region and took some time during the afternoon to see this place and was a very unique experience. This attraction is located around 30 min away from the center and by taxi you will pay ~ 50 rmb, you...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

If you are in Datong this site is a must see. Allow a few hours as there is a lot to take in. We thoroughly enjoyed the half day we spent there.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The monk that saw in the valley what looked like the valley in India to start this. That up to 5,000 monks worked and toiled to create this holy place. Craving thousands of Buddha sculptures into the walls of the mountains. Tunneling into and creating...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We took a taxi from our hostel to the Grottoes for 120 yuan, he stopped at the 3 dragon wall and then dropped us at the entrance to the Grottoes and waited till we got back 3 hours later. I recommend a guide as there...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

You cannot go to Datong without going here. It is simply amazing. Some of the most beautiful caves were unable to take pictures, but it’s so breath taking. We went in winter and it was very cold so we didn’t have a good look around...More

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Susyturismo
27 February 2017|
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Response from Gafaniz F | Reviewed this property |
Hey Susy, Datong is definitely a good place to visit. You have Yungang Grottoes that are accessible by public bus so no need to spend money on a driver (they try to rip off foreigners as much as they can). Not far from... More
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Lindi65D
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Response from Tvlg_five | Reviewed this property |
We went through the CITS office when we to Datong - it was right near the train station. The guide spoke excellent English but I don't remember what we paid. There were 2 others on the little mini bus with us. i booked... More
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