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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 3 weeks ago

We visited the Yungang Grottoes in the morning. If you are over 60 you get in free. Rush hour traffic was heavy so stay in a hotel which serves an early breakfast. The grottos are great but not all of them were open possibly because...More

1  Thank lingjim2017
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is indeed one of the best buddhism grottoes in China, along with three other ones. This is the largest of all four, by size. There are hundreds and thousands of grottoes in this attraction, the key ones are the first 20-30. The later ones...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It takes some effort to get to Datong, but well worth it. The rock carved Buddhas inside of caves were impressive.

Thank jmgbar
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is a really well-preserved and pretty epic site. Although some caves were closed when we were there (maybe 4 out of 50), the ones we were able to visit or see in to were really remarkable. The surrounding park is also nice, and the...More

Thank froggnet
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This is yet another must-see attraction in this area. This is just to be set-back by the Munchs that did manage to great this sculptures. The extreme details and the fantastic work they have done (and with the tools available at that time). I was...More

Thank Khoeg
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Another great spot to visit in China. Amazing Buddhas sculpted on the rocks. There are thousands of them everywhere, of all sizes - from 30 cm to more than 10 meters. The visit takes around 1h30. When went there in November 2016 and by that...More

Thank Frederico A
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Just by the fame and a postcard of this place will give you enough reason to see it. A guide is a must otherwise there is not much meaning to this place. It is mind-bogglingly awesome. There is a tiny hole in the wall of...More

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It was awesome. Lots of history. We went with a guide and I would recommend going with one so they can explain history.

Thank matiercio22
Reviewed 28 September 2017

One of the UNESCO sites with magnificient caves. It can be very crowded, so lunch time can be quite a good time to visit them. Some of the caves will be in renovation. The biggest caves and the colored ones are outstandingly beautiful!

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Totally topped my expectations! We had a great guide and she told us all about the history and everything. Since our family is bilingual, we opted for a Chinese guide as that was easier but I think English guides are available too. Our kids totally...More

1  Thank LadyAnonymous
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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
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