Yugang Grottoes

Yugang Grottoes

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Yugang Grottoes

Introduction: Introduction:Located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain some 16 kilometers west of Datong..

Tickets:Yugang Grottoes Fee and Open time:ticket: 60 yuanopening hour:8:30-18:00

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Yugang Grottoes Introduction

Located at the southern foot of Wuzhou Mountain some 16 kilometers west of Datong City, Shanxi Province, Yungang Grottoes were built against the mountain and extend about 1 kilometer from east to west. The construction of the caves was started under the auspices of the noted monk Tan Yao in 453 and took 50 years to complete. Some 40,000 people, including the Buddhists from what is present Sri Lanka, contributed to the huge project.
The Yungang Grottoes are divided into three zones: east, west and central and numbered from east to west. Grottos No.1 and No. 2 are located in the east zone. Statues and sculptures inside these caves have been severely damaged by exposure to the elements, but still preserved in the east zone are relief sculptures of Buddhist stories o­n the lower part of the eastern wall of Grotto No. 1. Inside the entrance of the Yungang Temple is an impressive wooden facade with glazed top outside the Grottos Nos. 3, 4 and 5.

Yugang Grottoes Features

Yungang Grottoes inherits and develops the excellent tradition of sculptural art of Qing and Han dynasty. O­n the basis of this, it integrating and absorbing the advantages of Gandhara, and creating a unique art style. It’s a valuable heritage of scripture history.
Most of the grottoes are in the western zone, and each has its own character. Grotto No. 20, which is o­ne of the five earliest caves of monk Tan Yao–houses the sitting statute of Sakyamuni, 13.7 meters high, with a full and round face with a majestic smile, slim lips and a high nose, ears that extend almost to the shoulders, radiant eyes and broad shoulders. Sakyamuni statue is representative of Buddha sculptures in Yungang Grottoes.

Yugang Grottoes Tickets

Yugang Grottoes Fee and Open time:
ticket: 60 yuan
opening hour:8:30-18:00

Yugang Grottoes Transporation

Go around: You can take bus at Datong Coach Station to Yungang Grottoes. You can take bus 4 (the fare is 1 RMB) at Railway Station to Xinkaili, which is the bus terminal, then turn to Bus (the fare is 1.5 RMB) to Yungang get off. But the fare of chartered car is 50 RMB.

The Best Hotels in Yugang Grottoes

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  • Yungang Jianguo Hotel

    Yungang Jianguo Hotel

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    The Yungang Jianguo Hotel (Datong Yungang Jianguo Binguan) offers various rooms furnished with 32-inch LCD TVs, DVD players, plush bedding, upscale furniture and free broadband interne..

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    Haitong Grand Hotel

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    The Haitong Grand Hotel (Haitong dajiudian) is a hotel of four star facilities located on the south side of Datong city. It is about 8km from the railway station and 15km from the Yungan..

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    Hong'an International Hotel

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    Located opposite a supermarket, the Hong'an International Hotel (Hong'an Guoji Jiudian) is a 15-minute drive from the Yungang Grottoes.For dining, the hotel caters to the most sophisti..

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