Datong Attraction

Read the following introductions for attractions in Datong. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.


Nine-dragon Screen

In Datong, there are nine Dragon Screens, among which the Datong Nine Dragon Screen is the most famous. This screen was built for Zhu Gui who was the thirteenth son of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of Ming Dynasty.

Buddhist Caves/Grottos

Yungang Grottoes

One of the largest stone caving art treasury famous both home and abroad, Yungang Grottoes of Datong is a key cultural relic under the state protection and a world heritage site. Itis deemed as the Three Largest and Most Famous Grottoes Clusters together with Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, and Longmen Grottoes of Henan.

Temples, Monasteries and Mosques

Hanging Monastery

Hanging Monastery stands on the half cliff of the west side of Cuiping Peak of Mt. Hehngshan. It is about 50 meters above the ground and that's the reason for the name.Hanging Monastery is an architectural wonder with a unique mechanical theory in the framework.

Towers, Pagodas and Bridges

Yingxian Wooden Pagoda

Chinese name: 应县木塔 (Ying Xian Mu Ta) Location: in Fogong Temple, in the northwest of Ying County, Shuozhou City, 75 kilometers to Datong City, Shanxi Province. Opening time: 07:00-19:00 Ticket: CNY60 Recommended time for a visit: 2 hours. Best time for visit: all year round. How to get to ...


Mt. Hengshan Scenic Spot

Chinese name: 恒山 (Heng Shan). Location: in Hunyuan County(浑源县), about 62 kilometers south of Datong City, Shanxi Province. Opening time: 06:30-19:00 in summer; 8:00-18:00 in winter. Ticket: CNY 56. How to get there: take a coach from Datong City to Hunyuan County; then take a taxi to Mt. Hengs...