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Yungang Grottoes: Tours & Tickets

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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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An unbelievable set of Buddhist Caves and Carvings - one of the best sights of our tour of China, dating back over a thousand years.
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We drove there from Datong Garden hotel, not far. I think it took us 30 minutes. It was late October and very few people which made it even nicer. Downside....can not take pictures from the sculptures inside the caves. Don’t miss it. Take your time and pay attention to
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The caves are clearly well visited by a lot of chinese visitors and the new visitor centre and entrance demonstrates this. It took a good 25 minutes walk to reach the actual caves/grottoes. You can't take photos inside the buddist caves, but the coloured and painted limestone
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We visited these caves as well as the Longmen caves. Both are remarkable although Longmen has a greater “wow” factor. Keep in mind if you do go to Datong that it is a coal city and the air is often polluted.
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rather easy to access by bus if you can find a bus terminal in Datong City and incredibly cheap fee. Some grottoes are closed because of works, however it is awesome place and definitely a MUST in Datong. Paths are good if you stay in main route. Taking photos of big Buddhas are
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