Jiahe International Express Hotel

No.1 Zhanqian Street, Datong, Shanxi, 037005, China | Hotel
 

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Yungang Grottoes and dinner with the neighbors

A travel blog entry by wheresjeff

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... a small building on the left with a large camel outside (the famed camels of Datong!) and the man next to it would cover his (the camel's) face with a large broom, if you tried to take a picture without paying him. To the right were the steps leading up to the gate of the Grottoes. Guangbo got tickets and met someone he knew from work at the entrance.

We walked into the entrance and saw a large wooden structure in front of us, acting as a front ...

Touts, they roll

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme

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... souvenir-buying occasion for me. Of course, the Nine Dragon Screen has nothing to do with JTTW--just something for the ladies in there to sell. They also had Kobe Bryant playing cards.

We had hotpot for dinner, something I've not had since I've been back in China. It was delicious--as good as remembered--and then headed to KTV to karaoke. For those unfamiliar, you get your own little room--thankfully, nobody but Carolynn and Hannah had to endure my singing. The English ...

Datong and Beijing

A travel blog entry by 000007428

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... on sticks such as scorpions, cicadas, sea horses, eel, grasshoppers, star fish, and other unknown creatures.  Some of the food, upon a closer look, was actually still moving!  I have included a video of a live scorpion on a stick.  I know I should have tried something but honestly I really already know that I won't like it!  It's called "Mind over matter" and my mind is set on never enjoying a nice pair of sea horses or scorpions.  Maybe next time... that is always a guilt-free ...

Hanging Monasterys N the Very Ancient Mu Ta Pagoda

A travel blog entry by eddakath

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... will feel its grandeur.

The exquisite and vivid mural around it depicts the guardians, disciples and donors in a lifelike and meticulous manner and in the typical Liao painting style. The Wooden Pagoda is a perfect combination of science, art and religion. It is also the wonder of the wooden architecture field.

It should be a necessary stop in your Shanxi tour.

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Coal and Caves in Datong

A travel blog entry by teklife23

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... of the country because the land is so dry and doesn't look conducive to much gardening. Although we were perched on a hill above the village, within minutes we were swarmed by local townswomen selling local handicrafts, of which we felt obligated but happy to purchase a couple trinkets. Upon returning we wandered around Datong to while away the day before our late train back to the big city. Datong ...

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This hotel, located on No.1 Zhanqian Street, Datong, is near Hanging Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot.
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