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... I have says Datong is "gritty, polluted and unattractive" but I have to say, it was anything but with clean streets, organized traffic and wide boulevards. It didn't seem overly polluted and it wasn't until we were on our way out to the caves at the end of the day that we saw the coal operations. They were ugly but they did not dominate the landscape of the city at all and had we known it was actually quite nice, we probably would have settled in for a couple of days. We caught the ...
... piece in honour of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It is a large piece, about 24" tall by 16" wide. One can look at it for an hour and still discover new detail.
The family have been commissioned to create a huge piece for the ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) conference later this year. The piece will be 24 metres in length!
Mrs. Ying's eyesight is ...
... the faint hearted. The trip back from the monastery's involved three cars, a stop for train tickets ( not ours ), hospital and a garage which slowed things down but he soon got the gist when we said DATONG! DATONG! The nights meal was definitely nothing to write home about, and we ended up with chicken feet and Chinese sauerkraut. I wouldn't recommend! Day 2 yungang caves were amazing and vast, some beautifully preserved Buddhist statues. Photos don't do it justice. The evening ...
... the fire under the kang for warmth in cold weather. I have slept on kangs a lot and enjoy the amount of space I have. I much prefer them to regular beds.
Pingyao, though it is very touristy along West and South streets, is very much a thriving small city. Parts are renovated, parts are being fixed up, and still other parts are still living in the past.
A walk through the streets is strange for me. I begin to see other ...
... I guess like Pinkertons in the Wild West). You could try out shooting a now and arrow. Par for the course, I visited some temples--Taoist and Confucian. Also a pretty interesting museum of the former government buildings. Also walked the walls. Tomorrow I intend to cycle around a bit before taking an over night train back to Shanghai where I'll spend my last few days in ...
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