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Address: Wuzhou Mountain, Urban Area, Datong 37000, China
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There are over 50 caves with over 50,000 well-preserved Buddhist statues...

There are over 50 caves with over 50,000 well-preserved Buddhist statues from the 5th century.

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A must-visit when you're in the area

This place is a must-visit especially if you're in Datong. The grottoes were really well preserved with the exception of some statues being defaced due to looting years ago. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a must-visit especially if you're in Datong. The grottoes were really well preserved with the exception of some statues being defaced due to looting years ago. The whole place was really clean and easy to navigate. Overall, it's a really magnificent representation of Buddhism in ancient China, and I highly recommend giving this place a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very amazing. It is part of Datongs short history as a capital city. A visit is best combined with a longer stay in Datong. Ask at the hotel how to go there. For those who have a car available, it is possible to go there individually, there are parking lots for private cars available. We went in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The removal of three villages, and the reroute of the coal delivery trucks in the last several years, had cleaned up this national treasury. It's important to hire a tour guide and then walk about the vast park. Worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Datong only to see this sight and we are very happy we did. Amazing sculpture and color. So ancient. Good explanatory signs in English. If you stay close to the Railway Station it's easy to take the bus--there is a KFC 260m from the station, and the bus is on the street in from of it. Ignore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

It costs 100 yuan to get in, i went when it was -16 and i was ill prepared for the cold but it is an amazing place to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

amazing!This place shows the amazing architecture skills of the ancient Chinese. A MUST GO when you go Datong or Shanxi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Went during the quiet season and beautiful sunny day. Modern architecture meets ancient carvings. Not only good for history but for nature as well. Was lovely for a quite stroll

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Visited here one a two day trip to Datong. The grottoes are well preserved and the park is clean and well managed. I think it would be too much to try and do this and the hanging monastery in the same day but definitely worth making the trip from Beijing for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I never believed how much amazing history there were in China until I saw the Yungang Grottoes. Apparently 500,000 hand carved statues of Buddha of different sizes exists at this site, most are intact with head and limbs. This is unusual compare to the poor state of the Longmen Grottoes where majority of the heads were destroyed/stollen by the French,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This attraction is reachable by bus from Datong City. Once you are in the compound you will walk by an avenue lined up by statures on both sides. Then you reach a bridge that leads you to a Temple. Explore the Temple. It is quite interesting. Walk to the end and it will lead you out to a path that... More 

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