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Datong boasts a unique landscape and is the venue of some of China's most valued historical treasures. Here is a list of top ten things to do in Datong.

Top 10 Things to do in Datong

1. Hanging Monastery
Seen from below, Hanging Monastery appears to be a tumble-down castle in the air. It is an architectural wonder. Moreover,it includes Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

2. Mt. Hengshan
Plenty of ancient battlefield relics litter the landscape with passes, fortresses, castles and beacon towers, which makes Mt. Hengshan unique among the famed mountains.

3. Yanmenguan Pass
Yanmenguan Pass is one of three important passes through the inner line of the Great Wall in the Shanxi section. It is a precious ancient military relic now.

4. Yungang Grottoes
Yungang is a relic of the Northern Wei Dynasty, while it lost its position in protection at present. It graphically tells the story of past glory.

5.  Cat Ear Noodles
It is a kind of tasty noodles eaten with meat sauce, thin sheets of dried bean curd, dried day-lily flowers and agarics etc.

6.  Yellow Cake
Two kinds of yellow cake in Datong, one is the fried crisp yellow cake, and the other is the steamed soft and tasty yellow cake, both of them are made of broomcorn millet flour.

7.  Egg Carving
Carving the Chinese Calligraphy, Facial Painting and Chinese Painting on the egg shells, which enjoys high reputation for its pretty high artistic value and its well and delicate design.

8.  Habitat Bar
With a band performance every night and frequent parties, this bar is well known in Datong

9.  Cite Coffee
A nice place with comfortable environment, attentive service and delicious coffee

10.  Yungang Silk Doll
Big different with Western world’s dolls for most of the figures are coming for the traditional Chinese stories, such as Monkey king in Journey to the West etc.