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      Datong City, located in the north of Shanxi Province, is o­ne of the famous historic and cultural cities in China. In the ancient times, Datong was a military stronghold, holding out the hordes that frequently pushed south from Mongolia. Nowadays, it is an important base of energy resources and heavy & chemical industry in China, well known as a “coal capital” for its abundance of coal.      Datong, endowed with rich tourist resources, boasts unique natural landscape and historic sites, some of which are listed among the best of China:      Yungang Grottoes-one of the four famous grottoes in China;Hengshan Mountain- o­ne of the five famous mountains in China;Datong Nine-Dragon Screen Wall— the biggest dragon screen wall in China (located at the entrance of the mansion of Prince Zhu Gui, the 13th son of the first empero..

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  • Yugang Grottoes

    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 ki..

  • Hengshan Mountain

    Hengshan Mountain

    Introduction:Hengshan Mountain is located in Hunyuan County of Shanxi Province in northern China. It is the Northern Mountain of the Five Sacred Mountains. Boasting 108 peaks and spanning..

  • Pit of Ten of Thousands of Corpses

    Pit of Ten of Thousands of Corpses

    Introduction:“Pit of Tens of Thousands of Corpses” is another name of Datong Coal Mine Exhibition Center, which is located in Nangou of Meiyukou, in Datong.This name is known for two ca..

  • Nine Dragon Screen Wall

    Nine Dragon Screen Wall

    Introduction: The Nine Dragon Screen in Datong, Shanxi Province, is said to be the largest screen of its type anywhere in China. It is 45.5 meters (150 feet) long, 8 meters (26 feet)..

  • Drum Tower

    Drum Tower

    Introduction:Drum Tower, which is 18.33 meters long from east to west, 14 meters wide from north to south, and 20meters high, is located in the cross road of south Danan Street. It was ..

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