Hong'an International Hotel

No.28 Binxi Road, Datong, Shanxi, 037008, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Datong

Rainy day in Datong

A travel blog entry by asianace206


Today was a rainy day in Datong as the title of the entry suggests. Since we already traveled to the Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes on the first day of our trip, we planned to take it easy on the last day. We started by waiting up late and agreed to meet for lunch around 11:45, just before check out.

Since it was a hotel and not a …

Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes in Datong

A travel blog entry by asianace206


I was hesitant on participating on the planned trip to Datong, primarily because my stomach wasn't feeling well. I had a bad stomach for most of the week which made me miss a few days of class in order for me to recover. Luckily, my stomach decided to man up and accept the challenge of a 6+ hour hard seat overnight train ride from Beijing to Datong …

Datong, Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

A travel blog entry by walter_ba21


In less than an hour of flight from Beijing we arrived in Datong. Datong is a city of 3 million inhabitants, important for its coalmines and therefore a polluted city, but it is famous above all for the Yungang Grottoes (literally "Cloud Ridge Caves"), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In airport we met our likeable guide, Joan and the driver with a …

Not always as old as it looked.

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... else is going to be 21st century fantasy. The Yungang Buddhist Grottos are close by Datong and have been well preserved. There is some water damage to the sandstone sculptures but those which have been protected from the elements are amazing. Started 1400 years ago there are 21 caves with over 5000 statues. Some large but many tiny. The site has been reconstructed with many new buildings and replacement ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker

... the old city walls around the entire walled city. They now stand complete and quite impressive. The mayor also took on a major and continuing renovation program at the site Datong is most famous for - the Yingman grottoes. The main temples in the heart of Datong were restored and touristified, with bathrooms and ticketed entrance gates and manacured courtyards, as well as the restoration or recreation of inner temples that had been destroyed. And now there's ...


This hotel, located in the Downtown area of Datong, is near Hanging Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot.
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