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Yungang Grottoes

Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:20 PM
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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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All reviews coal mine take your time an amazing place huge buddha modern museum a unesco world heritage site hanging temple public transport awe inspiring thousand years taxi driver train station the cliff caves carvings entrance chinese
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a need to be in Datong, these Yungang Grottoes are a must to see. Its huge and magnificent Buddhist temple carvings in the cliff faces. There are over 50 major caves and facades of Buddhist figures. These were created in the 5th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Keith M
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited in December and the beauty & cold took all the pleasure away to be honest. We got out of there after one hour as at -9 it was freezing.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank alexandras183
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

One of the unesco sites in china you must come to visit near to Datong. There are so amazing to see so many of the Grottoes sculptures built since AD ! The park is about 2km in size with thousand of the grottoes still in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank agoh69
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Absolut must see! This place is so amazing and every time you step into a new grotto it’s breathtaking!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This needs to be one of the first places you visit in China outside the regular tourist cities. It is wonderful. Having been carved into the cliff wall by Buddhists between 460 AD and 524 AD, the condition of carvings and the colors used on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited the grottoes and were amazed to find so many caves and Buddha’s 45 caves remain with over 50,000 Buddha’s. The entrance is modern with some modern reproductions of what you’ll actually see. The restorations of the originals are evident but part of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank PQeverywhere
Reviewed October 8, 2018

The Yungang Grottoes is a UNESCO World Heritage site and well worth going a bit out of your way to see. They are an extreme example of the artistic fruits of religious devotion and also patronage of religion, in this case Buddhism. As I understand,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill B
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I cannot explain how wonderful it was, but it is incredible and hard to believe that they were made 1,500 years ago. The architecture is amazing and the workmanship is phenomenal. The size of the buddhas carved into the side of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fah C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

It was Golden week and so obviously my experience is probably different from most other travelers but if you plan accordingly (get there the second it opens) it is not as much of a rugby scrum as it might otherwise. The buses from the centre...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dos262018
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Tremendous, magnificent. Full of history. 5 hours minimun there. Souvenirs very cheap and traditional.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Grzesiek B
September 8, 2018|
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Response from T S | Reviewed this property |
You do not have to rent a car or take a tour. We took bus 17 from our guesthouse to the end (bus station) and then transferred to bus 3 which dropped us off at the entrance to the park. Paid 1RMB per person for each bus. Ask... More
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Vivivuta | Reviewed this property |
Yes,this is How I did,first the Hanging Temple and then the Grottoes.As a matter of fact they are in oposite directions So you pass Datong again.The Grottoes are a very big site So maybe it is better to get there first.The... More
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Filipe G | 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