S-BJ13: 3 Days Private Datong Tour from Beijing

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Day 1 Beijing to Datong by High Speed Train, Pick-up, Visit Yungang Grottoes and Shanhua Temple
Yungang Grottoes
Today, you will take a high speed train for about 2 hours from Beijing to Datong by yourself. We will book train tickets and deliver them to your hotel in advance. Upon your arrival in Datong, your private guide will pick you up at the railway station and transfer you to check in at the hotel for a two-night stay.

After a short rest in the hotel, your Datong tour from Beijing will start with a visit to Yungang Grottoes, one of the four greatest grottoes in China. Situated to the west of Datong City, Yungang Grottoes were carved at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain, stretching for about one kilometer (0.6 miles) from east to west. There are altogether 252 niches and 51,000 vivid Buddha statues, representing the highest achievement of the Chinese stone carving art in the 5th and 6th centuries. Afterwards, we will continue to visit the Shanhua Temple, which is the largest and most complete temple building in the Liao and Jin dynasties (907 - 1234 AD). Finally, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Accommodation: Yungang Meigao Hotel
Day 2 Visit Hanging Monastery, Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County
Hanging Monastery
After breakfast, we will drive to another amazing site in Datong, the Hanging Monastery. Constructed about 1,500 years ago during the late Northern Wei Dynasty (386 - 534 AD), the Hanging Monastery, as its name suggests, was enchased in the cliffs of the Mt. Hengshan. Although 1,500 years has passed, 40 halls of the monastery still stand there solidly and firmly.

In the afternoon, we will head to visit the Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County, which is the world's highest wooden tower recognized by the Guinness. It is also one of the three miraculous towers in the world, together with the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Paris Eiffel Tower.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Visit Huayan Monastery and Nine-Dragon Screen, See-off Service
This morning, we will first visit the Huayan Monastery. It is a huge temple complex with many shrines, well restored pavilions and a beautiful garden. You could get a good view of the city from a wooden tower inside the monastery.

Then take a look at the Nine-Dragon Screen. This is the oldest and largest screen wall in China with 9 dragons. With more than 600 years of history, the colorful painted carvings still bring the dragons to life vividly.

Afterwards, a private transfer will take you to the railway station and your pleasant Beijing Datong tour package ends here.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Train fare of Beijing/Datong
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Thomas Kaisher from GERMANY | Jun. 29, 2019 01:28Reply
enter from Beijing airport and depart from Tianjin airport - is this possible?
German passport holder from Munich - Beijing - Tianjin - Taipei (within 5 days)
Answers (1)
Answered by ZUPAN | Jun. 29, 2019 03:31

You itinerary, in case that you have reported all your stops, is definitely qualified for 144 hours visa free transit in Beijing transit zone. It is perfectly allowed to use different airports within the same transit zone because this zone consists of Beijing and Tianjin cities and Hebei province.
Asked by Greg from UKRAINE | Mar. 13, 2019 21:06Reply
Beijing 144-Hour Visa breakdown
Hello. If arrive afternoon then stay 5 nights in a hotel, there is not way this would be over 144 hours? Does anyone know exactly how its calculated?
Answers (1)
Answered by Hector | Mar. 14, 2019 01:08

From 00:01 on the day following entry. Five nights won't take you over 144 hours.
Asked by umang from USA | Sep. 12, 2018 02:52Reply
how to do international to international transfer in beijing airport both flights are airchina
I have flight from lax to mumbai through beijing. I have only 1.5 hts to transfer on beijing airport.
I am very worry how i will do it as very few people spead in beijing.
How airchina will help me in transfer after i land in beijing did they provide bus and did they have any special notification on bus about where the passanger will go.
If anyone has done international to international transfer please let me know the detail procedure with airchina.
Answers (1)
Answered by Zoey | Sep. 12, 2018 18:52

First, you need to confirm whether your flight is a connecting flight. If it is a connecting flight, your luggage will be directly transferred, which can save some time. Then you may follow the instruction at the airport to make the transfer. For more information, I suggest you consult the airline company and reconfirm.
Asked by umang from USA | Sep. 11, 2018 17:23Reply
is 1:30 min sufficient to transit at Beijing Capital Airport?
I am traveling from lax to mumb through BJ through Airchina.
Both my flight are airchina.
My concern is i just have 1:30 min time for transit for my next airchina flight to mumbai.
Is this time is sufficient and please let me know the procedure for transit.
I am also concern that is the staff knows english or not on airport.
Answers (3)
Answered by James from NETHERLANDS | Sep. 11, 2018 19:27

If you don't need to transfer in different terminals, then your time is sufficient if you hurry up. The transfer procedure are as follow:

STEP1:Flight Arrival

STEP2:Transfer Procedures

STEP3:Border Inspection

STEP4:Security Check

STEP5:Custom Inspection

STEP6:Flight Waiting and Boarding

Yes, most of the staff can understand English.
Answered by umang from USA | Sep. 12, 2018 02:41

can you please let me know how i will go the airchina will help me in going on the right way after i arrive at the airport.
When i will land on beijing is the bus will come for pickup and did they will say that where should i go for international to international transfer.
Answered by James | Sep. 13, 2018 19:05

Upon landing, there are clear English signs at the airport that can help you find directions.
The transfer area will have some staff that can help you a lot.

In addition, do you mean the free airport terminal buses? If yes, you can wait for the bus at T1: outside Gate 7 F1, T2: outside Gate 7 F1, T3: Gate 5 F1 and the bus route is as follow:Gate 5 F1 of T.3 -> Departure floor of T2 -> Departure floor of T1 -> Gate 7 of Arrival floor of T2 -> Gate 7 Arrival floor of T1 -> Departure floor of T3.

You can tell the staff where you wanna go. They will remind you when you arrive at your terminal building.
Asked by Sean from USA | Mar. 29, 2018 16:21Reply
Could I get taxi from forbidden city to Yanqi Lake conference center, what would fare be?
Answers (1)
Answered by James from CANADA | Mar. 29, 2018 21:57

Yes, you can and the fare is around 230yuan.
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