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... great talking to all the taxi drivers. The caves themselves were interesting, massive Buddhas and beautiful carvings. It's incredible the amount of detail that must have gone into each!
The rest of the time in Datong was spent exploring the streets and eating amazing food. All in all an enjoyable two days although I would probably recommend waiting another year or so before going because everything is under renovation. Now off to ...
... with Budhaa images - they counted 51,000. Reminds Petra or Lalibela. Some are still coloured.
I took the 13:40 train to Beijing. It arrived only at 21:20: 7.5 hours! Anyway, it is easy to get from there to the hostel, as the subway is nearby.
I read, did Soduku, even found 2 Chinese girls who know some English.
Beijing looks clean in comperison to Datong.
I ate dinner with 2 Israelis from Rehovot, who have just arrived
... got back in our rented car for the day (with a driver) and he took us about 40 more mile out of town to the Hanging Temple. This temple was built by the Wei Dynasty again over 1,400 years ago. It is a temple that was constructed on the side of a cliff. The temple halls are carved in the rock face and are covered by wooden facades. The facades are supported by very thin pillars balanced on ledges below. And a series of bridges and walkways connect all of the different rooms and ...
... City tomorrow night and we will see each other again the night after.
What a beautiful thought!
Beers N Noodles toya.....shane
The soundtrack to this entry was by the awesome Kyuss.
The album was Muchas Gracias, The Best of!
We'll be kind to Datong and refrain from describing it. Suffice to say most travellers we talked to there were either staying just one night or none at all. The main (and perhaps only) reason people visit Datong is to see the Yungang caves and the Hanging Monastry. We visited both these sites on the same day on a guided tour. The ...