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Yungang Grottoes

Yungang Grottoes
about 16 km west of Datong
Nanjiao district
Datong, Shanxi province
+86 352 320 6818
Entrance Yungang Grottoes
Entrance to the Yungang Grottoes near Datong

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Opening Hours Public Transportation Admission Fee
8.10 am - 6.30 pm (April 15 - October 31)
8.30 am - 6 pm (November 1 - April 14)
9.30 am - 4.30 pm (the exhibition hall)
taking the bus from downtown Datong is inconvenient since you would have to transfer bus lines
a taxi from downtown to the caves should cost about 50 Yuan
120 Yuan

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nearest airport/train station
Datong Beijiazao Airport is the nearest airport and the nearest train station is the Datong Railway Station north of the center of downtown Datong

convenient Hotel(s)
There is no hotel right next to the Yungang Grottoes. However, the Hong Qi Hotel, that you can book here along with many other hotels in Datong is very close to the Datong Railway Station

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weblinks to pages with further information:

official English Website of the Yungang Grottoes
Wikipedia entry about the Yungang Grottoes
information at
UNESCO World Heritage website entry
World Heritage Site website entry

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