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|Beijing -> Datong -> WutaiShan -> Pingyao|
|Jul 9, 2010 16:43|
|Hello , |
I want to travel from Beijing to Datong , see the Yungang Caves , and then continue to hanging Monastery and then to Wutai Shan (stay a couple of days) and then finish in Pingyo.
What is the best and most efficient route to do this?
Can I arrive to Datong from Beijing in the morning visit Yungang caves and stay overnight in Datong and the following day visit the Hangining monastery for a couple of hours and from there go to Wutai Shan ?
Thank you very very much!
|Jul 10, 2010 01:23|
|The travel route is fine. |
Train 2602/2603 leaves Beijing at 23:16 and arrives in Datong at 06:03.
Train K273/K276 leaves leaves Beijing at 23:14 and arrives in Datong at 06:36.
Train 1137/1140 leaves Beijing at 02:41 and arrives in Datong at 09:03.
For Yungang Caves and hanging Monastery, I recommend you to rent a car. It will be very convenient and save you a lot of time on road. It cost about rmb 350 for one day, driver included. If you’ll rent the car for two days, it will be cheaper.
|Jul 10, 2010 02:53|
|GUEST14129||Thank you very much, |
But on the second day when I go the hanging monastery, how do I continue from there to WutaiShan ?
Is there a place in the hanging monastery where I can put my backpack for the time of visit ?
|Jul 13, 2010 02:34|
|Most toursim sites have luggage storage service. I believe hanging monastery offers it too.|
From hanging monastery to WutaiShan
1. Go back to datong and take a train to Wutaishan. If you rent a car, the driver will send you to the Datong Railway station. After arriving Wutaishan Railway station, take a bus to Taihuaizhen (台怀镇) from where travelers entering Wutaishan tourism site. The buses depart in accordance with the arrival time of the train. But it may stop from 12:10 to 14:10.
2. By Taxi. Two of my friends did it last year and it cost them rmb300. The route was from hanging monastery to WutaiShan Railway Station. Then take a bus to taihuaizhen.
3. Go to hunyuan County coach station(浑源汽车站), take a bus to wutaishan. It takes about 3 hours. But don’t count on it too much, cuz there are a few buses. If you rent a car, the driver will send you to the station.
|Apr 16, 2012 21:23|
I suggest you hire a taxi if possible. It is much safer. As long as you pay the driver very well, I think someone is willing to take this job.
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