Datong, Shanxi to Become an International Cultural Tourism

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Datong, Shanxi to Become an International Cultural Tourism

December 30
21:22 2021

Overseas friends taking pictures in front of the Buddha statue in Cave 20, a masterpiece of Yungang Grottoes carving art

China’s second-largest city, Datong, is one of the first 24 national historic and cultural cities, one of the 13 largest cities, one of the biggest ancient capitals in China. It is promoted as China’s Excellent Tourist City, National Garden City, National Model City for Double Support, National Transportation Hub City, China’s Sculpture Capital, and China’s Top Ten Sports and Leisure City.

“One Datong World, One Big Family” Global Online Cloud Conference Event

There are seven “cultural relics” in Datong: the Yungang Grottoes is the largest surviving cave complex in China and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Hall of Ceremony of Upper Huayan Monastery, with its magnificent building area as the largest Buddhist temple in China; the sculptural art of the Tiangong Building of the Lower Huayan Monastery, which is known as the Liao and Jin dynasties. Shanhua Monastery is the most complete Liao and Jin temple in China; the Nine-Dragon Wall is the earliest, largest and best preserved dragon wall in China; the Hanging Temple is the only high-altitude wall building in China, and is also a rare temple of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism in China; the Yan Pagoda is a rare hollow brick tower on the city wall with octagonal seven levels in the domestic building position. The tower is a rare hollow brick watchtower with seven levels on the wall.


“World in Datong” theme evening

In recent years, Datong has held a series of events such as the “Overseas Bloggers See Datong” short video shooting activity, the “One Datong World, One Big Family” global online cloud conference and the “World in Datong” themed evening and other series of activities.


Datong Ancient City

Zhang Qiang, Deputy Secretary of Datong Municipal Committee and Mayor of Datong City, said that in the near future, the cultural and tourism industry town project will be launched to fully revitalize Datong’s tourism, and to contribute to the development of Datong as a global tourism distribution center and to ensure high-quality economic development across the city.

Lu Dongliang, member of the Standing Committee of Shanxi Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of Datong Municipal Party Committee, said that we should strive to be a demonstration zone in the construction of international cultural tourism by taking full advantage of the rich cultural and tourism resources of Datong, to continue to play the four cards of “Yungang, Hengshan, Ancient City, and Great Wall”, to promote the brand as ancient cultural capital, cool summer capital, and gourmet capital, and to build Datong into a renowned cultural tourism hub.

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