Datong is a city in Shanxi Province, China.
Datong is a small city with little experience with foreigners. People here are friendly and curious, and will definitely stare at foreigners. For simple entertainment, stop at a chuanr (meat on a stick) stand near Red Flag square, or Red Flag square itself and chat up the locals. Datong itself doesn't contain much to do, with many 'historical' sites currently under construction, but makes for an excellent base for visits to the surrounding attractions. As of Summer 2016 the city is still covered in building sites, especially inside the recently constructed city wall.