17 days in Shanxi Itinerary

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Datong
— 6 nights
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Shuozhou
— 4 nights
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Dai County
— 2 nights
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Hunyuan County
— 3 nights
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Datong — 6 nights

The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Datong Museum and Chinese Sculpture Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) and Shanhua Monastery. Take a break from Datong with a short trip to Daihai Sites in Liangcheng County, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Huayan Temple of Datong, explore the fascinating underground world of Wuguantun Grotto, contemplate the long history of Northern Wei Dynasty Empress Feng Grave, and explore the ancient world of Yungang Grottoes.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Datong day trip planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Datong is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Stockholm to Datong due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Datong: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shuozhou.
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Shuozhou — 4 nights

Your inner history buff will appreciate Shuozhou Chongfu Temple and Ming Dynasty Great Wall of Qingshui River Region. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Luya Mountain and Shuozhou Cemetery of Han Dynasty.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shuozhou trip website.

Drive from Datong to Shuozhou in 2 hours. On the 12th (Fri), you're off to Dai County.
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Dai County — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Yanmen Pass and then see Great Wall-Yanmenguan Section. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Yanmenguan Pass.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dai County trip maker.

You can drive from Shuozhou to Dai County in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hunyuan County.
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Hunyuan County — 3 nights

On the 15th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Datong Longshan Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yong'an Temple and then steep yourself in history at Datong Yongzhen Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Hunyuan County vacation planner.

You can drive from Dai County to Hunyuan County in 2 hours. June in Hunyuan County sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Shanxi travel guide

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With an excellent railway and road infrastructure, the highland province of Shanxi offers excellent tourist opportunities, from scenic waterfall hikes to World Heritage-listed grottos with tens of thousands of Buddhas. A Shanxi itinerary can include Communist Party battlefield sites, and Song-dynasty paintings and multistory pagodas in well-preserved ancient cities. Museums provide an overview of this rich civilization, while national parks extend around portions of the Great Wall.
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