After breakfast, pickup from your hotel by our tour guide and driver.
--Drive to visit the Yungang Grottoes. Yungang grottoes are considered first among three grottoes of China for their tremendous size, ancient history, and relatively complete state of preservation.
--Then we will visit the Nine Dragon Screen. Built over 600 years ago, it is presently the oldest and largest glazed screen in China today. It is three times larger than that in Beihai Park.
--Move on to visit Huayan Monastery. Built during the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125), the Huayan Monastery is the largest and best preserved monastery of the Liao Dynasty in existence in China.
--Move on to visit the Shanhua Monastery located in central Datong within the old city walls. It was first constructed during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD) though most of the present wooden building dates back to the 12th century. The monastery houses some intricately carved Jin dynasty (265-420AD) statues and has a screen wall decorated with dragons.