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Yungang Destination Guide

Delve into Yungang in China

Yungang in the region of Shanxi Sheng is a city in China - some 177 mi or ( 284 km ) West of Beijing , the country's capital .

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Current time in Yungang is now 04:47 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Shanghai " with a UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zuhu, Zirun, Zhaobei, Zhangjiazhuang, and Ya'erya. While being here, make sure to check out Zuhu . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Yungang ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


Videos

Yungang Shiku Grutas Cavernas Buda Buddhas Caves DaTong Shanxi China

5:06 min by LosMonge
Views: 836 Rating: 5.00

La dinastía Wei construyó en los alrededores de la ciudad unas grutas destinadas al culto budista. Las 53 grutas de Yungang Shiku se construyeron entre el 460 y el 525 y contienen más de 50.000 escult ..

P2 Datong - Detour and Inner City Trial

9:38 min by Sabine Hartmann
Views: 110 Rating: 0.00

do you think you know Datong? forget it!! This is a town under construction. We visited the World Heritage Site Yungang Grottoes and it took us 88 km and 5 hours to reach it. ..


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Interesting facts about this location

Yungang Grottoes

The Yungang Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple grottoes near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi. They are excellent examples of rock-cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. The others are Longmen and Mogao. The site is located about 16 km south-west of the city of Datong, in the valley of the Shi Li river at the base of the Wuzhou Shan mountains.

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Located at 40.11 113.12 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Tags: AAAAA-rated tourist attractions, Archaeological sites in China, Buddhist pilgrimages, Buddhist temples in Shanxi, Buildings and structures in Shanxi, Chinese Buddhist grottoes, Chinese architectural history, Chinese sculpture, Grottoes, History of Shanxi, Sites along the Silk Road, Visitor attractions in Shanxi, World Heritage Sites in China

Nanjiao District

Nanjiao District is a district of Shanxi, China. It is under the administration of Datong city.

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Located at 40.01 113.15 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: County-level divisions of Shanxi

Datong locomotive factory

Datong locomotive factory is a Chinese railway locomotive manufacturing plant based in Datong, Shanxi, China, founded 1953. The factory was a major producer of steam locomotives for the Chinese market up to the end of the 1980 when production switched to diesel powered locomotives. By the 1990s electric locomotives had begun to be produced, and became the major product of the works. In 2003 the factory became CNR Datong Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd.

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Located at 40.07 113.25 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: China CNR Corporation, Datong locomotive factory, Locomotive manufacturers of China

Jumenbu

Jumenbu, is a fortress of the Ming Great Wall Shanxi Section, located in Datong city in Shanxi province, China. Jumenbu is a fortress for guarding the Great Wall of China, and it is a part of the Great Wall defence system. Jumenbu is situated in a brae 2.5 km away from the Great Wall. It was designed to defend against invasion and harry the nomads of Mongolia. Its original name was Jumengbu, which literally means "Mongol-resistant stronghold", but it was later renamed.

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Located at 40.33 112.99 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: Buildings and structures in Shanxi, Great Wall of China