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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 2 days ago via mobile

The Grottoes are inspiring... I wish there was a way to spend a month in each of the grottoes and learn how to help preserve them for generations to come.

Thank Oana V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 45 caves were built in the 5 century, the wooden attachments are 300 years old . 51000 Buddha statues , built in 70 years . The tribes from the north came here due to the rising popularity of Buddhism. Don’t miss !

Thank Gidons51
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Datong from Beijing in a bus.The duration of the trip was estimated as 5,5 hrs but in fact there were 7,5 hrs,as much as the train would have taken,for,unexpectedly,there is no fast train from Beijing to Datong. Lele,my guide from My Odysseys...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 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 5 April 2018 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 30 March 2018 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 14 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 12 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.

Thank Russell T
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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
4 April 2015|
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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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