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Huang He Datong and vicinities. The most popular route of China in Datong – to Yungans caves.

Huang He Datong and vicinities. The most popular route of China in Datong – to Yungans caves.

Having bought the cheapest rounds to China and having reserved the best hotels of China, you can go to the Chinese city of Datong to have a rest and be gathered pleasant memoirs, examining its sights.
The most popular route of China here – Yungan’s great caves (ежедн.; 08. 00-18. 30; CNY 60), a complex of the Buddhist grottoes cut in a slope of the rock from sandstone, in 16 km to the West from the city. It will be the best time of rest in China if you decide to visit them. By the bus from Datong you will reach there in 25 minutes. Caves are built about 400 AD when the Buddhism in China revived. It is the 1st and most impressing complex from the 3rd ensembles which have reached up to now of Buddhist grottoes (caves of Lunmyn near Loyang and Mogao’s cave in Gansu have been cut later), where запечалилась in a stone Buddhism history in China. But their value is not limited to it – these caves show the best safety that, naturally, is reflected in perception of guests. To reach to them will be not difficult: the bus No. 4 will take you from the station to a final stop in Sinkali in the western part of the city, and there you can change on the bus No. 3 (CNY 1, 5) following to the caves.
The caves which have been conditionally broken into three zones (east, central and western) and numbered from the East on the West, from 1 to 51, at first stretched for the whole 15 km. That you see at present, – only a small slice of a former complex, extent of only 1 km. If you wish to receive the general reminiscence, can simply wander on separate caves. But if you are adjusted to track style configurations and art influences, you should rush about between 3 zones of a complex. The most raneshny are caves 16-20. Later caves 7, 8, 9 and 10, still later – caves 5, 6 and 11 (the last has been complete before moving of a yard to Loyang) have been built. Further it is necessary to examine caves 4, 13, 14 and 15, surrounded from the East caves 1, 2 and 3, and from the West a cave 21 cut last. Caves in 22-50 less size also are not so interesting.

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