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Home >> Beijing Tours >> Beijing Side Trips >> Four Day China Tour Package By Overnight Train Travel From Peking To Datong Yungang Caves
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4 Days Beijing Datong Tour By Overnight Train

Tour Code: Datong_02
Available: Year round

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Beijing - Datong
Our guide will meet you in your hotel in Beijing. Take private car or van to Beijing Railway Station. Our guide will help you in arranging your soft-berth on the train. The train leaves in the evening and you will spend the night on the train (4-bed cabin).
Day 02 Datong (Breakfast, Lunch)
Arrival in Datong on the early morning, our local guide will pick you up at the Datong station. After breakfast in the hotel, tour to Yungang Grottoes, then visit Huayan Temple. After lunch, visit Shanhua Monastery and the Nine Dragon Wall.

Yungang Grottoes: Ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes. They represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. Yungang Grottoes is composed of 252 grottoes with more than 51,000 Buddha statues. Sculptures here range from only 2-centimeter high to 17-meter high.
Huayan Temple: It was built in 1062 to house stone or bronze statues of emperors. The temple is strikingly magnificent and splendid. There are numerous vivid old Buddhist figures inside the temple.
Shanhua Monastery: The temple was first founded during the early 8th century of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), but its earliest surviving building dates from the 11th century. The monastery proper is a good manifestation of the traditional Chinese architectural philosophy, with most of the buildings located in careful symmetry and all the main constructions standing along a north-south axis.
Day 03 Datong - Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, explore the Hanging Temple. Then drive to Yingxian County and visit the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda. After dinner, be transferred to Datong station and take overnight train back to Beijing (4-bed cabin).

Hanging Temple: A temple built into a cliff to avoid floods from the snows on the peaks above, it is 75 meters above the ground. Standing at the foot of Hengshan Mountain and originally erected in 491, the temple is a wonder of Buddhist engineering.
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda: Built in 1056 and with a total height of 67.31 meters, it is the oldest fully wooden pagoda in China. It has survived seven earthquakes in history, especially a great earthquake happened in the Yuan Dynasty (1328 A.D.) that lasted for seven days.
Day 04 Beijing (Breakfast)
Arrive Beijing, be met and transferred to your hotel, end of service.

Hotel Accommodation

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Datong Yungang Jianguo Hotel
Datong Hotel
Rui Zhou Hotel

Price For The Above Tour

Please send us an email and provide the information below, so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are childre, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested in (each tour has a code, please find it above);
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
6. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from above tour, please let us know your requests.

Quotation Inclusions For Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary above.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
5. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable.
6. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.
7. Flights Tickets:
Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.

Quotation Exclusions For Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips to the guide and driver for well-done job, entirely voluntary.


Datong Yungang Grottoes
Yungang Grottoes, Datong
Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi China
Yungang Grottoes, Datong
Yungang Grottoes
Shanhua Monastery
Huayan Temple Huayan Temple
Huayan Temple Huayan Temple
Datong Nine Dragon Screen
Nine Dragon Screen
Hanging Monastery
Hanging Monastery
Hanging Monastery
Hanging Monastery
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
Yingxian Wooden Pagoda
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