Datong Shopping & Nightlife


What to Buy

Egg Carving
As its name implies, egg carving means carving on the thin and fragile egg. The similar handicrafts may be common seen in western countries during the Easter Day. However, Datong egg carving is much different from those in western country for its Chinese style content. Things on Chinese art like Chinese Calligraphy, Facial Painting and Chinese Painting are carved on the egg shells. With well design on the composition and delicate result of carving, the Datong egg carving boasts pretty high artistic value.

Yungang Silk Doll
A silk doll is a kind of traditional Chinese handicraft with a history of over one thousand years. Most figures of the dolls come from the traditional Chinese stories, like beauties in A Dream of Red Mansions (one of the four famous classical literature works in China) and the figure in the frescos of Yungang Grottoes. Bone of the doll is made of thin wire; muscle is made of cotton. With fine silks made skin and clothes, the doll boasts quite comfortable feel. And each one has vivid expression.

Artistic Porcelain
With a history of over 1400 years, the process of porcelain production in Datong is well developed. Using a unique method of production, porcelain figurines can be fashioned into many shapes such as animals and figures from traditional Chinese stories.

Corn Husk Plaited Articles
Highly breathable, smooth, soft to the touch and very pliable, processed corn husk can be used to create many useful articles such as coasters, cushions and mats.

Where to Buy

Daxi Street and Xiaonan Street are two commercial areas in Datong City where most shoppers will delight in finding most of the department stores and shops selling clothing and jewelry.

Department Store


Address: No.56, Xinjian Road (West)
Bus Routes: 4, 6, 10, 27, 28

Huafeng Baihuo
Address: Daxi Street
Bus Routes: 4, 27

Hualin Department Store
Address: No.28, Xiaonan Street

Super Market

Address: Yongtai Aviation Square, Gongnong Road

Huayu Market
Address: No.26, Xiaonan Street


Nightlife in Datong may be not as swinging as that in modern metropolises like Shanghai or Beijing, but there are still some places that can be found for your nightlife:

Habitat Bar
Habitat Bar is quite famous in Datong. There is a band performance every night, as well as frequent parties.
Average cost per person: CNY 30~40
Address: Xinjian Road (South)

Sleekguest Bar
Sleekguest Bar is a good place to make new friends. Nice country music and beers at favorable prices can be found here.
Average cost per person: CNY 100
Address: Kangle Street
Bus Route: Take Bus No.17, get out at the Children's Park stop and walk south for 300 meters (328 yards).
Opening Hours: 13:30~03:00

Ziye Bar (Mid-night Bar)
Average cost per person: CNY 40~60
Address: Kangle Street
Bus Route: Take Bus No.11 or No.27, get out at the stop of Taifu Lou and then walk east for 50 meters (55 yards).

Laozhan Club
Address: Xinjian Road (South)

Cite Coffee
A comfortable environment, attentive service and delicious coffee will provide you a pleasant night time.
Address: No.68, Nanguan Street (North)

Tianranju Teahouse
Various teas and simple dishes are served here. The elegant environment will provide you a feeling of relaxation.
Address: Fanggu Street

Jiulong Cinema
Address: No.36, Dadong Street

- Last updated on Jul. 11, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Datong Shopping & Nightlife
Asked by Coffy from USA | Aug. 18, 2019 06:28Reply
How is nightlife in Datong?
I know it's not crazy as some bigger cities, but is there any places where you could go and party after a long week of work? :)
Answers (3)
Answered by Larry from CANADA | Aug. 20, 2019 18:39

What kind of place you want to go? Like bar? And where do you live?
Answered by Coffy from FRANCE | Aug. 21, 2019 14:41

Like a night club. Is there any? I’m moving from France.
Answered by Larry from CANADA | Aug. 22, 2019 02:42

Yes, of course. I mean where will you live in Datong.
Asked by Bijan from IRAN | Sep. 16, 2014 13:26Reply
Is there any place for walking at night like squares or night market in datong?
If any pleas give Chinese name and address.Thanks
Answers (1)
Answered by Hinda from NEPAL | Sep. 16, 2014 21:44

You can go to the Shuaifu Street, there are tasty local snacks there. You can go for a walk and have a try the food there.

in Chinese : 帅府街
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