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Yungang Grottoes, Datong

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World heritage site · Cave · Ruin
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Marvel at rock-carved statues of sitting Buddhas at Yungang Grottoes, a World Heritage Site perched on the banks of the Shi Li river at the base of the Wuzhou mountains. The unique cave complex has 252 grottoes featuring over 51,000 stone statues and 18,000 sq m (193,750 sq ft) of intricately carved areas. Admire ornamented arches and a 15 m (49 ft) tall ornamented pagoda-like column, summoning the highest achievements of the first wave of Buddhist art in China. Started in 450, the carvings display a rigorous unity of style, layout, and design. Reach the grottoes via boat tour, and consider hiring a guide to get the most of your visit. Plan your visit to Yungang Grottoes and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Datong trip planning tool.
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  • If you’re in Datong, you have to go see the caves. We were dropped off by the gate, walked up, bought tickets, 240RMB for 2 people, and proceeded in. Once you are in a few hundred metres, you can... 
    If you’re in Datong, you have to go see the caves. We were dropped off by the gate, walked up, bought tickets, 240RMB for 2 people, and proceeded in. Once you are in a few hundred metres, you can...  more »
  • The Yungang Grottoes have a long history and I highly recommend visiting this place during your time at Datong. The Yungang Grottoes are a 20 minute drive from the old city. 
    The Yungang Grottoes have a long history and I highly recommend visiting this place during your time at Datong. The Yungang Grottoes are a 20 minute drive from the old city.  more »
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  • What can I say, welcome to my beloved hometown 🥰
  • This UNESCO treasure is a complex of grottoes with bouddhisme carvings Some are gigantic representation of Buddha himself, some also includes painting 🎨 on the grottoes inner walls It's both beautiful and stupendous The visit is within a very large and enjoyable parc One of the most important Power Spot in China (and in the world!)

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