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Location>Datong Location</a></li> <li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Area.htm target='_blank' title=Datong Area>Datong Area</a></li> <li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Population.htm target='_blank' title=Datong Population>Datong Population</a></li> <li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Climate.htm target='_blank' title=Datong Climate>Datong Climate</a></li> <li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Economy.htm target='_blank' title=Datong Economy>Datong Economy</a></li> <li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/History-of-Datong.htm target='_blank' title=History of Datong>History of Datong</a></li> <li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/What-to-see.htm target='_blank' title=What to see>What to see</a></li> </ul></div></p> <h3>Related Maps:</h3> <p><div id="Sp"><ul><li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Location.htm title=Datong Location>Datong Location</a><li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Area.htm title=Datong Area>Datong Area</a><li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Population.htm title=Datong Population>Datong Population</a><li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Climate.htm title=Datong Climate>Datong Climate</a><li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/Datong-Economy.htm title=Datong Economy>Datong Economy</a><li><a href=http://www.chinamaps.info/Datong/What-to-see.htm title=What to see>What to see</a></ul></div></p> </div> <div id="sideright"> <div id="Path"><h1><a href="/">Home</a> &gt; <a href="/Shanxi/index.htm">Shanxi</a> &gt; <a href="/Datong/index.htm">Datong</a></h1></div> <h2>History of Datong <span id="hits">(Hits:<script src="/Include/Count.asp?Id=1649"></script>)</span></h2> <p>The town was founded as Pingcheng in 200 BC during the Han Dynasty. Located near the Great Wall Pass to Inner Mongolia it blossomed during the following period and became a stop-off point for Camel Caravans moving from China into Mongolia and beyond. It was sacked at the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Pingcheng became the capital of Northern Wei from 398 AD until 494 AD. The famous Yungang Grottoes were constructed during the later part of this period (460 - 494 AD). The city was renamed Datong in 1048 AD and sacked again at the end of the Ming Dynasty (1649 AD), but promptly rebuilt in 1652 AD.</p> <div align="center" class="center-div-align"> <script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-2179522950241794"; google_ad_width = 468; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "468x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel = ""; google_color_border = "F5F5F5"; google_color_bg = "F5F5F5"; google_color_link = "000000"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "000000"; //--> </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></div> <h2>Partner Links:</h2> <ul class="link"> <li><a href="http://www.chinatourhub.com" title="China Travel Service">China Travel Service</a> | <a href="http://www.easytourchina.com" title="China Tour Operator">China Tour Operator</a> | <a href="http://www.tibettraintravel.com" title="tibettraintravel">Tibet Train Travel</a> | <a href="http://www.chinafacttours.com" >ChinaFactTours</a> </ul> </div> <div class="clear-float"> </div> </div> <iframe marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 width=100% src="http://www.chinamaps.info/Manage/Template/foot.html" frameborder=0> </iframe> </div> </body> </html>