This is our suggested route:
13 August arrive in Datong at 23.00 (from UlaanBatar via Jining)
day 1: visit Yungang Caves and Datong
day 2: Datong - Hanging monastery - Muta Wooden pagoda - Wutaishan
day 3: visit Wutaishan
day 4: Wutaishan - Qing Courtyard - Pinggyao
day 5: visit Pingyao
We would like to receive some feedback on the itinerary and the best way to do this. Is it possible to do parts of it with public transport or is the best way to get around by private van? We do not want a guide, and also prefer to arrange our own accommodation. What would be a good price for minivan with driver for 6 days?
In Datong we would like to stay in a budget hotel / hostel in walking distance of the Railway Station. It is difficult to find one online. Any suggestions for this as well?
Thanks for your help and feedback