Datong, Shanxi Province, 300 kilometers west of Beijing, is a world-famous tourist destination for ancient city culture. Recently, the Datong government decided to continue to increase the free opening of cultural relics in the ancient city. From May 1st onwards, the three ancient cultural relics scenic spots, namely, Hua Hua Temple, nine dragon wall and Drum Tower, are free to Chinese and foreign tourists. The tickets for the former temple are 50 yuan per person, and the tickets for the nine dragon wall and drum tower are 10 yuan for each person. In addition to the Huayan Temple, other cultural relics and scenic spots have been opened free of charge.
The monastery, which stands in the Nancheng gate of the ancient city of Datong, is majestic and majestic. It is the largest and most complete monastery in the Liao and Jin Dynasties in our country. It is a national cultural relic protection unit. The main buildings in the temple are from the south to the north along the central axis of the ancient city. It is gradually the temple of heavenly king, the three Temple, the Great Hall of the great male, the palmound Hall of the East and the west, and the symmetrical distribution of the Manjusri Pavilion and the punge Pavilion. The temple was a relic of the Kaiyuan movement during the Tang Kaiyuan (AD 713-741). It was originally called Kaiyuan Temple, and was renamed as the great pun temple in the Five Dynasties and early Jin Dynasty. In the late 1122, most of the buildings in the temple were destroyed by fire. In the early days of Jin Dynasty, the master of perfection presided over the restoration. In 1445, Emperor Ying Chung gave the name “Shan Hua Temple”.
The nine dragon wall is located in the ancient city of Datong and Yang street. It is the coloured glaze before Zhu Yuanzhang, the thirteenth son of Ming Tai Zu, Zhu Guidai. Built in the late Ming and Hongwu years, the mansion was destroyed by fire in the last year of Chong Zhen, but the nine dragon wall survived. The Qing Dynasty and the Republic of China had been renovated. This is the best quality, best preserved and most magnificent ancient glazed sculpture in the three nine dragon walls in China.
Datong Drum Tower was built in the Ming Dynasty, standing in the southern section of the old city of Datong, the southern section of the cross center, the Qing Dynasty has been repaired many times, is the typical representative of the Ming Dynasty building style buildings. The appearance of the drum tower is square, with brick and stone built on the bottom. It is cross cut through the heart door, and pedestrians can cross the road. The lower two floors of the three eaves pavilion are wooden structures, with big drums placed on the upper floors.
The responsible person of the Datong Cultural Relics Bureau said that, in order to allow tourists to enjoy free and comfortable enjoying the ancient city culture in Datong ancient city, to further facilitate tourists at home and abroad to visit the ancient city of Datong, to share the achievements of Datong cultural heritage protection, to inherit and carry forward the Chinese excellent culture tradition, Datong has been divided from 2016. Batch implementation of the ancient city heritage sites tickets canceled, free open.