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Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2001
Size of heritage: 349 ha
- Buffer zone: 847 ha
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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Small airport - 19 mi (32 km) Baita International Airport
Medium airport - 85 mi (138 km) Shijiazhuang Daguocun International Airport
Medium airport - 152 mi (245 km) Taiyuan Wusu Airport
Large airport - 165 mi (267 km) Beijing Nanyuan Airport
Large airport - 174 mi (281 km) Beijing Capital International Airport
Large airport - 183 mi (295 km) Tianjin Binhai International Airport
Large airport - 235 mi (378 km) Yaoqiang Airport
Large airport - 315 mi (508 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.