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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 …
... d missed before, which led me to an acceptable room -- which was good, because I'd really wanted to see the Yungang caves (and the nearby Hanging Monastery as well).
The Yungang Grottoes were built in the 5th ...
... at about 21 (9 pm), we called it a night. (I was ready, having woken up at 5:30 am). We left the cafeteria and the campus was pitch black. There was no lighting; someone led the way by flashlight. Someone from the college offered us a lift back to the hotel. Xuesong and I hit the sack, exhausted and exhilarated. The lecture was one of the high points of the trip. Xuesong thought so, for him, also. He said later it was, in fact, the best time in the whole trip for him.
... apathetic to our cause and if he knew how to open the gate he had no intentions of doing so. Instead we were told that the gate was locked to prevent fires. It was hard to believe that our ascent was going to come to such an unexpected end. We back tracked a bit and headed over to another part of the mountain where the lift chairs dropped off people on the mountain. Unfortunately we could find no way up to the peak from there. We went as far as ...