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The Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) are ancient Chinese Buddhist grottoes that reside in the north cliff of Wuzhou Mountain near the city of Datong in Shanxi Province. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 2001, the Yungang Grottoes are a brilliant display of Buddhist rock-cut architecture dating back to the fifth and sixth centuries.

The Yungang caves are divided into east, middle, and western sections. Pagodas dominate the eastern parts, while the west comprises small to medium sized caves. The caves in the middle section feature front and back chambers with Buddha statues at their center. In total, the complex comprises 252 grottoes with more than 51,000 stone Buddha statues.

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Nanjiao, Datong, Shanxi, China, 37007
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Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

Datong Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple Self-Guide Day Trip from Beijing

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Depart on early morning around 5am, and head up to Datong from your city hotel in Beijing ( 5-hour driving time). Accompany by your friendly private English driver to see famous Datong Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple or other city attractions within 5-hour time before returning back to Beijing downtown. Door to door hotel pickup and drop-off service, toll, gas and parking fee are all inclusive.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$350.00
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$350.00
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Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

Private Datong Day Tour Arranged by Local Tour Guide Nancy

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Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on a private day tour of Datong. Start at your hotel, then travel comfortably to each location by private transportation. Rather than skim the surface like a typical large group tour, you get engaging guided visits at Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple, and more. Ask questions, get suggestions, and avoid language barrier issues with the help of your private guide.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Datong Classic Day Tour

Datong Classic Day Tour

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History buffs can save hours of time and effort compared to navigating Chinese-language public transport with this efficient Datong private transfer service. Check off the two key cultural highlights of Datong—the 1400-year-old Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple—in just one day with the help of a local guide. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.03
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$41.03

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

Private 2-Day Datong from Beijing with Yungang Grottoes

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Escape the bustle of Beijing in favor of rural Datong on a private 2-day tour of the Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). With a private guide, you’ll visit Datong highlights such as the Nine Dragon Screen at the Palace Museum, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and discover the 50,000-plus Buddhist statues within the Yungang Grottoes. Plus, you’ll visit the cliff-side Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). Accommodation is not included.
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  • 2 days
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$498.00
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$498.00
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Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing with English Speaking Driver

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Beijing is teeming with standout sights, but areas outside the city are filled with hidden must-see attractions. Cover locations outside standard tourist itineraries during this enriching day trip to Datong, with round-trip transportation from your Beijing hotel. Visit the Hanging Monastery, one of China’s most daring architectural feats, and explore the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes, home to over 51,000 Buddha statues. You’ll also munch on savory sliced noodles—a local specialty.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$348.00
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$348.00
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Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

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See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$333.34
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$333.34

Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour

Bullet Train To Datong Yungang Grottoes from Beijing Private Day Tour

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Visit one of northern China’s historical wonders on this private 12-hour Yungang Grottoes trip from Beijing. Travel to this UNESCO-listed treasure-trove of early Buddhist cave art near Datong, and enjoy ample time to tour its 252 grottoes of thousands of Buddhist statues. See highlights including the towering Buddha cliff carving, and smaller caverns and niches filled with murals and figurines, many from the 5th century. Lunch, private transport, and central hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
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$410.00
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$410.00
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Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

Private Tour: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery From Datong

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Take time out from Datong to see two of north China’s historical highlights on this private 8-hour Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery tour. View the 5th-century Yungyang Grottoes, a series of rock-cut caves filled with Buddha statues. Plus, check out the Hanging Monastery, whose ornate medieval temples are suspended from a cliff face. Learn about both sites from a private guide on a tour that includes a Chinese lunch, entrance fees, and private transport.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

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Explore the historic city of Datong and its surrounds without any mandatory factory stops or shopping excursions on this private, customizable two-day tour. Drive from Beijing to Datong with your private driver and visit a range of ancient landmarks and monuments, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple. Choose between a self-guided tour and a tour package with your own private guide to show you around and explain the history and culture of Shanxi province in greater detail.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$368.00
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$368.00
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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

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Visit two top attractions of Datong — Hanging Temple and the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes — on a privately guided day trip. Your personalized itinerary provides time to explore one of China's largest grottoes as well as the 5th-century temple built into Hengshan mountain cliff. Lunch and round-trip minivan transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.00
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$196.00
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2 Days Private Yungang Grottoes-Hanging Temple-Pingyao Tour from Datong

2 Days Private Yungang Grottoes-Hanging Temple-Pingyao Tour from Datong

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Spend two days to visit two UNESCO Sights in Shanxi Private local friendly driver and konwledgable guide included Private confortable and air-contioned vehicles (GM Buick car or MPV) for the trip Taste the Datong and Pingyao Local lunch and drinks Toll road first Bottled water provided
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$450.00
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$450.00
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Yungang Grottoes and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda including Shanxi Style Lunch

Yungang Grottoes and Yingxian Wooden Pagoda including Shanxi Style Lunch

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Explore some of Datong’s cultural relics including the Buddhist Yungang Grottoes and the millenary Yingxian Wooden Pagoda also called Pagoda of Fogong Temple. During this tour you will also sample some traditional delicacies of the province in special forms made with flour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$201.00
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$201.00
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Private 2-Day Datong Tour

Private 2-Day Datong Tour

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See main sites of Datong from this package private 2-day tour, experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Yungang Grottoes, the largest Nine Dragon Screen in China. And visit the impressive Hanging Monastery built 1500 years ago and Wooden Pagoda in Ying County, private guide, driver, entrance fees of sites and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 days
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$494.00
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One Day Datong Yungang Grottoes,Hanging Temple Tour with English speaking driver

One Day Datong Yungang Grottoes,Hanging Temple Tour with English speaking driver

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The Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple near Mount Heng are both grand highlights of Shaanxi province. Both are also some distance away from the closest city, Datong, and are stressful to get to if you don’t know the roads. Ditch the maps and leave the rental car in the garage for the day with this full-day tour to both sites, complete with a private driver. No crowded buses on this tour: just travel direct to the ancient Buddhist temples at Yungang and the precipitous cliffside Hanging Temple.
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  • 16 hours
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$313.34
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$313.34
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

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If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$218.00
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$218.00
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All Inclusive Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

All Inclusive Taiyuan Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Join this private day tour from Taiyuan to explore two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Datong: Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Yungang represent the successful fusion of Buddhist religious symbolic art from south and central Asian with Chinese cultural traditions. While the 1400 years Hanging Temple is an architectural wonder because it hangs on the cliff more than 50 meters above the ground. This private tour includes lunch, entrance fee, an English-speaking guide and transport by private vehicle. You can choose to end your tour in Datong or return Taiyuan.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$336.42
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$336.42
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery from Datong

Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery from Datong

Datong is a renown historical city for both Yungang Grottos and Hanging Monastery in Shanxi Province in Northern China, this private day tour will offer you the opportunity to explore both sites with a local guide by private vehicle from Datong city.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.00
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$229.00
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Pingyao 2-Day Private Tour to Datong: Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and More

Pingyao 2-Day Private Tour to Datong: Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes and More

Join this comprehensive 2-day private tour to Datong from Pingyao. Alongside an expert guide, explore two spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Besides, you will also visit the Nine Dragon Screen and Datong City Wall. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunches, travel by private vehicle during the tour. You can choose to end your tour in Datong or return Pingyao. Please book your own hotel in Datong.
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  • 2 days
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$532.65
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$532.65
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1-Day Datong tour from Beijing by Round-way Bullet Train

1-Day Datong tour from Beijing by Round-way Bullet Train

Visit highlights of Datong including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery with private day tour from Beijing by bullet train. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Beijing hotel.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$378.67
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$378.67
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Beijing Bullet Train to Datong Yungang Grottoes & Nine Dragon Screen Day Tour

Beijing Bullet Train to Datong Yungang Grottoes & Nine Dragon Screen Day Tour

On this day, you will take bullet train from Beijing to Shanxi Datong. Datong is one of the most ancient city in China with more than 3000 year history. It used be the capital city for the dynasties,so you will find lots of culture heritages in this city. This is one day private tour guide with round trip bullet train from Beijing. The package is also attraction entrance tickets and local lunche inclusive. You will be able to explore the prosperous historical and cultural relics, including Yungang Grottoes and Nine Dragon Screen.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$320.00
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$320.00
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Datong Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

Datong Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple

It is an amazing day to include the Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple. Guide will pick you up at hotel lobby around 8:30am transferred to the Yungang Grottoes (approx. 60 km) Lunch, your guide can give you some lunch recommendations at your own expense Continue to the Hanging Temple transferred back to your hotel Datong or railway station No shopping tour with private guide and van Pick-up and drop-off hotel or personal address is supposed to be in the city Tour itinerary can be customized to your needs.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.08
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$203.08
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4-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

4-Day Private tour: From Pingyao to Datong

Visit highlights of Shanxi including Pingyao and Datong with this 4 days private tour from Pingyao. You will be picked up at Pingyao hotel/train station and dropped off Datong hotel/Train station.
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  • 4 days
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$771.21
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$771.21
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Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Dunhuang Private Round Trip Transfer to Jiayuguan and Xuanbi Great Wall

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your Dunhuang city hotel to Jiayuguan Fortress and Xuanbi Great Wall. You will have the maximum freedom to enjoy the attraction at your own pace. Your driver will take you to the main entrance, assistant you for the entrance fee, and waiting for you at the parking lot, after your self-guided tour finished, your driver will transfer you back to your hotel or accommodation in Dunhuang, you also can choose to have an English speaking tour guide who will accompany you at the attraction when make booking.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00
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4-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an, Luoyang from Beijing by Air and Bullet Train

4-Day Unlimited Culture Tour to Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an, Luoyang from Beijing by Air and Bullet Train

Join this 4 day tour to travel from Beijing and visit the UNESCO-listed classical sites of Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Old Town, Terracotta Warriors, Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple and Pagoda Forest. Besides, you will also climb Xi’an’s remarkably preserved ancient city walls, and enjoy expansive views over the city. You will travel from Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Pingyao by private car, Pingyao - Xi'an by bullet train, Xi'an - Luoyang by Bullet Train, Luoyang - Beijing by bullet train. Experience the friendly services of the local tour guide who will accompany you throughout the attractions, and explore the landmarks at your own pace. Tour includes English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Please book your own hotel in Datong, Pingyao, Xi'an and Luoyang.
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  • 4 days
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$1,512.54
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) costs USD 41.03. Guided Yungang Grottoes (Yungang Shiku) tours start around USD 41.03 per person.
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