Yungang Grottoes and Mt. Hengshan Tourism Festival is held in July or August every year in Datong. During the festival, there are many activities related to the Datong culture, such as the exhibition of the local handicrafts and products, opera, dance and a food festival. every other year in Taiyuan. Groups from Russia, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Inner Mongolia attend the festival and perform for audiences.
Transportation of Datong
For its crucial location at the junction of East China and the Middle West, Datong has quite developed transportation. Taiyuan is 94 kilometers (58.4 miles) northeast of Pingyao, 374 kilometers northeast of Beijing, 760 kilometers west of Xian.
Datong Airport is located in the north of Beijiazao Township, Datong County, about 15 km away from the center of Datong City. This airport was constructed in 2004 and now is at the stage of flight-testing. It has Direct flights are available from Taiyuan to some major cities including Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guilin, Nanjing, and Xian. Learn More
Datong Railway Station, located on the North Xinjian Road, The domestic railways such as Beijing-Baotou, Datong-Fenglingdu, Datong-Qinhuangdao lines as well as the international railways to Erlianhaote and Moscow all join in Datong, which makes its railway transportation quite convenient.
Datong have more than ten main highways stretching to all parts of China, boasts a well developed highway network. There are four long-distance passenger stations in the city: South Passenger Station, North Passenger Station, Xinpingwang Passenger Station, and Xinnan Passenger Station.