Known as the 'City of the Coal', Datong has developed into the second largest industrial city in Shanxi due to its advantage in energy. Its large reserves of coal make it a very important energy base for China.
Datong is also one of the 24 famous historical and cultural cities in China due to its ever prosperous history. Datong is also famous for its World Heritage-the Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple-which date to the the Northern Wei Dynasty.
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