Asked by jes from Singapore | Sep. 06, 2015 00:17
About:Mount Wutai

Beijing to datong transportation and visit

I will arrive capital internional airport after checking out abt 3.30pm. I was recommend to fly to datong by flight at about 6pm which airfare is much cheaper. But it seems the domestic airport at different location. I need some advise:
1. Is the capital international airport far from domestic airport?
2. How to reach the domestic airport?
3. How to book the ticket?
4. Any recommendation of good and budget or 3star hotel?
4.How to visit the popular sight such as hanging temple etc? if we were to travel without the local guide or agent is it difficult. (4 of us are ladies).
5.i am inerest to vist some temples in Mount Wutaishan and stay for 2 or 3 days. But how to reach Mt Wutaishan. Do I need to join the local tour agent for the wutaishan trip? Is it expensive to join a tour group? Is the wutaishan hotel expensive?
6. Is there any problem if we want to experience the night train back to beijing? How to book it? Is there a room for 4 of us? What is the ticket fee?
7. Is Nov weather cold in Datong and Wutaishan?

Answers (1)
Answered by Sarah from USA | Sep. 07, 2015 03:51
1. You must refer to Nanyuan airport, right? It is about 30 miles from capital airport. There is no direct transport mode between these two airports, so you are suggested to take a taxi, and the fare is about CNY150-160.

2. See the answer No. 1.

3. You can book the air ticket through travel agency. I had booked the air tickets through TravelChinaGuide, and that was a nice experience. Their contact info is
4. Do you refer to the hotel in Datong? If yes, I suggest you live near the Datong Railway Station, where you can have wide selections about the hotels in different standards. Here are some of them for your reference: Hongqi Hotel, Jinhe Kailong Hotel, Jinri Business Hotel.

4. No, it is not difficult. In Datong Bus Station, there are direct buses going the Hanging Temple, you can take one. Or you four can hire a private car, which would be a convienient and economical choice.

5. For Wutaishan trip, I suggest you join a local tour, which covers most highlights of the scenic area. Actually, comparing hiring a car by yourself, joining a tour is much cheaper. For the hotel in Wutai mountain, there are big hotels and small inns, and you can afford for most the inns.

6. There is no problem about the safety, but no one can guarantee that you four are in the same cabin. If you need to book the train tickets, turn to TravelChinaGuide I had mentioned in No. 3 answer. The train fare for hard sleeper is CNY101.5 – 107.5.

7. Yes, usually speaking, it is cold but sunny in Nov. in day time, the temp may reach about 45F, and at night it is about 20-30F and it winds. You need to wear sweater, down jackets.
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