Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2001
Size of heritage: 349 ha
- Buffer zone: 847 ha

Longitude: 113,122°
Latitude: 40,110°


The Yungang Grottoes, in Datong city, Shanxi Province, with their 252 caves and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th centuries. The Five Caves created by Tan Yao, with their strict unity of layout and design, constitute a classical masterpiece of the first peak of Chinese Buddhist art.

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Hotels and places to stay

Datong Tongmei International Hotel

Distance: 5,7 mi
No. 6 Heping Street, Kuangqu District, Datong, China
037003 Datong

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Videos from the area

雲岡石窟 Yungang Grottoes

Published: August 24, 2014
Length: 20:48 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: zhoutw


P2 Datong - Detour and Inner City Trial

Published: June 22, 2010
Length: 31:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Sabine Hartmann

do you think you know Datong? forget it!! This is a town under construction. We visited the World Heritage Site Yungang Grottoes and it took us 88 km and 5 h...

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