Datong Garden Hotel
At a Glance
In the heart of Datong within walking distance of the city’s main attractions
Generously-sized rooms and suites with traditional Chinese styling and modern en-suite bathrooms
Option for both Chinese and Western cuisine
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The Central-eastern regions of Henan, Shanxi and Shandong experience four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, with the majority of the year’s rain falling between June and August. July is the hottest month of the year, with temperatures peaking at around 40°C. Winters are cold, dropping as low as -20°C in January. Spring is short and warm, but sandstorms from Mongolia often sweep through the region at this time of year. The best months to visit the Central-eastern regions are September through to November, whilst the days are long and sunny and temperatures average 17°C.
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Ideally located for those wishing to explore the many attractions of the former ancient capital, as well as the nearby Yungang Caves and Hanging Monastery, the Datong Garden Hotel offers spacious and comfortable accommodation with good amenities.
In the heart of Datong, the Garden Hotel makes a comfortable base from which to explore the city’s many attractions including the old city walls, Huayan Temple and Nine Dragon Screen, one of the finest and largest spirit walls in China. What’s more, Datong is the gateway to one of China’s most incredible Buddhist treasures, the Yungang Caves, as well as the Hanging Monastery, the world’s oldest wooden pagoda. Built around a large inner courtyard, the hotel offers spacious accommodation, onsite dining, a fitness centre, massage and treatment spa, along with chess and table tennis facilities. The hotel is around 16-kilometres from the airport and the city’s most popular attractions are within a 10-minute walk.There are 108 generously-sized rooms and suites, some of which include a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard. The styling is traditional Chinese with dark woods, red and gold textiles and large panoramic windows. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom with separate bathtub and shower, flat-screen satellite TV, workspace, seating area, safe, minibar and fridge. There are a range of accommodation options including a Deluxe Business Suite which features an open-plan living and working space, as well as a Family Room. Both Chinese and Western cuisine is available and options include a Brazilian barbeque served up by the Brazilian chefs. Both buffet and a la carte are offered and the buffet breakfast is extremely popular. A lovely activity after a day of sightseeing is afternoon tea served in the inner courtyard. There is an onsite fitness centre with table tennis, a chess room, sauna and spa with massage facilities, useful to relieve aching and travel weary muscles. Offering excellent value and a prime location in Datong, the Garden Hotel is recommended for those wishing to explore this cultural and historic area.
Rooms and suites are comfortable and spacious and offer traditional Chinese styling. Various bed combinations are available and there is a family room or option for a large suite with open-plan living area. All accommodation features full tea-making facilities and includes a well-priced minibar and fridge.
Although there are no specific child care facilities available, children are most welcome at Datong Garden Hotel. Table tennis table is available in the gym for older children and there is also a Family Room.
Guests can choose from traditional Chinese or Western cuisine and afternoon tea is served in the inner courtyard. Along with a fitness centre with table tennis, there is a chess room, massage facility and sauna, all helping to relax you after a day of exploration. Most of the staff have good English and are very helpful in arranging trips to the Yungang Caves and Hanging Monastery.
Datong’s main sights are within walking distance, easily allowing guests to explore the area by foot. Places of interest includes Huayan Temple, the Drum Tower and the Nine Dragon Screen. Guests will also want to venture further afield to see the impressive Buddhist Yungang Caves and the Hanging Monastery.
Cultural and Historical Datong
Dive into the culture and history of Datong. Visit the Shanhua Monastery of the Tang Dynasty and take a guided walk on the Datong Ancient City wall, originally built in Ming Dynasty.
Great Wall Exploration from Datong
Drive northward to the less-known Chang Cheng Village for a full-day guided hike while admiring the magnificent series of watch towers - a section of the Great Wall of Shanxi constructed from soil.
Hanging Monastery and the Wooden Pagoda
Visit the Hanging Monastery before visiting the Sakyamuni Wooden Pagoda.
Yungang Grottoes and Datong Highlights
Visit the renowned Yungang Grottoes and admire the Buddhist cave art. Continue to Shanhua Monastery. Return to Datong and enjoy a tour of the highlights including the exquisite Huayan Temple and the renowned Nine Dragon Screen.
Datong, Mt Wutai & Pingyao
from £2600 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Uncover the roots of ancient religion in Datong, known for over 51,000 Buddhist relics within 252 caves!
- Admire the mountain temples of Wutai, acclaimed as one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains
- Travel back into the ancient life of China as you stroll across the quaint streets of Pingyao
Location & directions
Datong Garden Hotel is around a 40-minute drive from Datong Yungang Airport.
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