Discover Datong: A historic gem of Shanxi province

( Updated: 2024-05-27

The latest promotional video for Datong city. [Video provided to] 

Nestling in the northern part of North China's Shanxi province, Datong is a city steeped in history and culture.

The metropolis boasts a rich heritage that spans over 2,400 years. At one time, it served as the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty (220-265) and it was a prominent military town throughout various dynasties.

One of Datong's most iconic landmarks is the Yungang Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing stunning Buddhist art with over 51,000 statues and intricate carvings.

The city is also home to the ancient Huayan Temple and the Nine-Dragon Screen, the largest of its kind in China.

Datong's vibrant culture is complemented by its strategic location, making it a gateway to the vast and scenic landscapes of northern China. With its blend of historical wonders and modern development, Datong is widely said to offer a unique and enriching experience for travelers and history enthusiasts alike.

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