Continental Hotel

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

Not always as old as it looked.

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


... tied to the wall of the river gorge by invisible attachments. Built in a time when there was serious persecution of Buddhists this collection of 40 prayer halls has survived against the odds. This temple is use by Taoists, Buddhist and Confucian monks and pilgrims. Just up river the gorge has been dammed so today there is no raging river to protect the entrance but just a controlled flow through carefully ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker

... cleaner than Beijing, if full of dust from all the construction. But half the time i thought i saw birds they were flying plastic bags.
Oddly, the tourist areas are extremely well tended. Landscaped walking areas, multilingual brochures, nice museums with little videos or animations to fill in the history. But the city isn't exactly ready for tourists. The shopping street had very little by way of english, hardly any souvenirs, few restaurants we felt ...

The problem is Spam.

A travel blog entry by yelkins


... way to the airport. I know they say that your meant to arrive at least 2 hours before your flight I think we were a little excessive. We arrived a good 12 hours before our flight. What to do in an airport for 12 hours. Once we had eaten there was pretty much nothing left to do. We managed to find an hourly hotel inside the airport that seemed more convenient to stay in than traipsing round Beijing trying to find a place to stay for the night. We woke up at about ...

The winding Alleys

A travel blog entry by gearoids


... were impressive but after a while I got all Buddha'd out. I was beginning to realise China is one big tourist trap. A lot of building going on to make the place look more ancient, with a huge courtyard, bridge and village being built around the site. Not very authentic at all. We will be revising our travel itinerary and perhaps skipping a few places that sound too touristy!
After our tour we were dropped off in the city and we tried to sort out ...

Moving on - Datong

A travel blog entry by markandjo


... of the main reasons we had decided to make our way to Datong were the Yungang Caves. These grottoes are incredible, but we had never heard of them before we started planning our trip. They are like the Chinese version of the temples in Egypt with very intricate carvings, paintings and sculptures. The 51,000 carvings were ...


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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