Continental Hotel

No.88 Binxi Street, Yingbin West Road, Cheng District, Datong, Shanxi, 037003, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Datong

DaTong, Lanzhou, and Halloween

A travel blog entry by alexandmarymac

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... at whichever city he is staying in for the night, then gets up early Sunday, works all day, then travels back home Sunday evening. This is interesting, but very tiring, so he doesn't get much site-seeing done as you can imagine.

Also, my bestie Jessica moved at the end of October to Greece (lucky girl!) and so we had a girls adventure to DaTong to do a little seeing of the amazing sites ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker

... to gaze at the gigantic statues. The guide explained that these were carved from the top down. The earlier dynasty created them standing, with eyes barely open, and only in stone. The later dynasty moved to buddhas in more sitting positions, eyes more open, hands in the variety of buddhist symbolic positions. This later dynasty drilled holes through the statues and inserted wooden beams, tied with silk ropes, and then covered the statues with clay. The ...

The problem is Spam.

A travel blog entry by yelkins

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... and collect it within 30 days if I want I back. How nice of them, I thought they would just throw it away. Anyway, finally through security and on our way to our gate which happens to be the furthest gate from where we were. After many prayers that we weren’t going to be boarding a paper plane they were answered. We had a rather tiny but defiantly not paper plane, and off we went. 40miutes later and we landed in Datong. Not without first being served Capri ...

Buddha's Grotto & the Hanging Monastry of Hengshan

A travel blog entry by dcinternational

5th century Buddhas carved directly into a cliff face - who could say no?

Glad we said yes as these rocks rocked! Immense pieces of craftsmanship in size, number and detail and well preserved due to the cave like nature of the grottoes the statues are set in. With over 50,000 Buddhas to vie for our attention we decided to concentrate on the main ones e.g. those tall than us! Unique now in ...

Yunang Caves and the Hanging Monastery

A travel blog entry by mollyandrob

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We arrived into Datong at 5am in the morning, it was extremely cold, very dark and our hotel took some finding. It wasn't a good start, that accompanied by the horrible toilet and shower facilities at the hotel made us want to stay only one night and head to Beijing the day after, but first we had to see our two main highlights for this region, the Yungang Caves and the Hanging Monastery.

We set off towards to Yungang Caves, opting to do it ourselves rather ...

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This hotel, located in the Downtown area of Datong, is near Hanging Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot.
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