I am thinking of doing a day-trip to Datong.
If I take the overnight train from Beijing to Datong and arrive in Datong early morning say around 6am, will I be able to hire a private cab to the Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes and be back at the station to catch the last bus back to Beijing which leaves Datong station at 4pm?
May I also ask:
1) where can I get the bus ticket and the cost? I hope it is not too difficult to get the tickets (there are 2 of us)
2) if there is any other option of returning to Beijing the same evening and the cost? we are trying not to put up a night in Datong as the Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes are the only 2 things that interest us. Unless that are other nearby attractions that I miss out.
3) is there any recommended driverin Datong and the estimated cost?? I know there will be drivers waiting at the station.... but not sure there will be at 6am.
4) is there an official website that I can book train/bus online?