Datong, in Shanxi, is a city that around 1,100,000 people call home.
It’s located 160 miles (257 kilometers) from Beijing and about 220 miles (354 kilometers) from Tianjin.
The Datong area is a dream destination for those who seek historic places, particularly those with a passion for places of worship. The more beautiful of these are the Hanging Temple, the Shanhua Temple and the Huayan Temple.
Once you’ve ticked off all the star attractions on the tourist map in Datong, wrap up your stay in this fascinating region with a visit to the Yungang Grottoes.