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Datong is a prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi Province of North China, located a few hundred kilometres west by rail from Beijing with an elevation of 1,040 metres (3,410 ft). It has a population of 3,318,057 at the 2010 census of whom 1,447,150 live in the built up area made of 3 out of 4 urban districts.

Datong Quick Facts

English Name: Datong

Railway Stations: Datong Railway Train Station

Zip Code: 037000

Location: North in Shanxi Province

Chinese Name: 大同 (dà tóng)

Suburban Districts: North in Shanxi Province

Airports: Yungang Airport

Area Code: 0352

Population: 3.31 million

Best Time to Visit: June to October

Top Attractions in Datong

Datong Maps Free Download

Find maps of Datong, including Datong's regional location to other parts of China as well as . Our Datong travel guide ( includes weather, living, food, weather, transportation, etc.) has heaps of useful information and tips! > See More

Shopping in Datong

Datong with a population of about 3.11 million is one of the 24 historical cities in China. This city reposes north of the Shanxi Province approximately 380 kilomete away from Beijng. There are two main high streets and several commercial districts for shopping. Shopping in Datong is easy, if you finish the reading our shopping guide page. This is a page of introducing speci...> See More

Restaurants (Food) in Datong

Datong's food and cuisine coists mainly of wheaten foods. Datong dishes are a little salty and oily. The most famous dishes and local flavour snacks there include Itant-Boiled Lamb, Cat Ear Noodlesm, Pea Noodles, Naked Oats Noodles, Dried Bean Curd, Yellow Cake, Crisp Soy-bea, Yanggao Dried Apricot and so on. Both of them are worthy tasting very much. Restaurants in Dat...> See More

Entertainment in Datong

Comparing to big cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Datong's nightlife is not as colorful, but you could find your own position here. Most of the entertainment places such as KTV, Ba gather along the Sipailou area, where is the place of young men. Dancing and singing here could take away the fatigue. The performances in these ba are less exquisiter, but more native. It is eas...> See More