Another not to be missed site along the historical religious journey across Shanxi, are the Yungang Grottoes.
These are just outside of Datong, easily accessible by the public bus. Built over the centuries, this is the largest amount of Buddhist cave carvings found in one location in the world. Every cave had it’s own unique elements and we warmed up by hiking around the various sites.
When you first enter the area you come to the main temple, which around the new year is packed as you must pay your respects and give your new year requests to the deities.