Introduction to Yungang Grottoes (云冈石窟)
The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong, Shanxi province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th century. The five caves, carried out by Tan Yao with a strict plan and design unit, are a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Buddhist cave art in China and one of the most popular Datong tourist attraction.
About 16 kilometers southwest of Datong city center （30 minutes' drive）
Dozens of caves with pagodas or rooms, magnificent and multi-colored sculptures with outstanding workmanship
Opening Hours: 8:30AM - 5:00PM, (the exhibition hall: 9:30AM - 5:30PM)
Admission Fee: 150 yuan
Visiting Time: 2 hours
Best Time to Visit: May to October
1. Take bus 3-1, 3-2, 10 or 12 from Datong downtown to get there.
2. Taking a taxi from Datong city center to Yungang Grottoes costs about 40 yuan.
The opening hours would be extended relatively on holidays.
Recommend China Tours
Datong Architecture ...
This is a specially designed tour for you to admire the great ancient architecture in D...
From USD 102P/P
Beijing, Datong, Pin...
Capture the essence of Beijing at its highlighted attractio. Also fly to Datong to visi...
From USD 578P/P