Datong, the second largest city in Shanxi Province, is located at the northern border near Inner Mongolia. It is an ancient cultural city dating back 2,000 years and known both in China and abroad for its many places of interest, such as the Yungang Grottoes and the Overhanging Monastery on Mt. Hengshan, one of the five holy mountains of Taoism.
Datong is a very interesting city resplendent with architectural treasures, spectacular carvings, exquisite embroidery, intriguing paper cuttings, and oodles of old furniture and pottery. You can get to Datong and surrounding scenic spots from Beijing, Taiyuan, Qinhuangdao and other cities by convenient highways or trains.
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