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Datong is a small city on the route from Beijing to Pingyao, the two of the top tourist attractions in China. As a result, many people miss out Datong completely or spend a night there in transit. The thing is, Datong is really awesome. It's actually a massive place (only small by China standards) with more people living there than in the whole …
... those in the lonely planet. Also maybe a bit buddha'd out.. Stll well worth the visit on a nice day and with student id..
We enjoyed them for about an hour before rushing off to get the train to Beijing at 12 midday. Got severly ripped buying food but was too hungry and in a rush to do anything, got given the window seat by a very nice chinese lad who apologised throughout the journey on how awful the train was(He's obviously never been to India..)
... popular time than the weekend during National Day holiday. We waited in a long line to get up to the monastery and were then herded along by workers through the whole thing.
Nonetheless, imagining monks living and working there before it became a [very successful] tourist attraction is quite a thought. Now, I know I've said this about many other sites (i.e. the Great Wall, Spis Castle, sand dunes in Gansu, ...
... liked this delicious monastery very much and walking on its footbridges and looking down is stunning. Later we returned to Datong for lunch: at last a good lunch, we appreciated very much. After a short visit to a monastery in the city, we went to visit the Yungang Grottoes, the true reason of this excursion. The Yungang grottoes are something astonishing, over all imagination, completely carved from the pavement to ...