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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 …
Midday arrival in Datong, China. We started walking toward the hotel, unfortunately the cached google maps wasn't working properly so we hopped in a cab. Soon we arrived at the hotel which looked great, and to our surprise, it was. For $50USD on booking we had what was supposed to be a $150USD room, according to their price list …
... catch a taxi the rest of the way.
Our choices for hotels was slim and we ended up in an old communist style hotel with a leather couch - that was a nice touch. Luke arranged for a taxi to pick us up at the ridiculous early hour of 5 am so that we could watch the sun rise from the peak. We stayed in the hotel for dinner and were surprised that the food was actually not too bad. That made for a pleasant change from the vast majority of meals we ...
... site, if a bit crowded, and the 2 hour drive there gave us a chance to catch up on our sleep! From there we had some lunch and then went to the Yungang caves. These grottos are the earliest Buddhist carvings in China and are incredible. There are a number of caves containing huge carved Buddhas - up to 17m high, and many smaller carvings. The work and dedication that went into them are astounding and the first one literally took ...
... br> I really like what you have done with the place, I really do!
I guess someone forgot to tell you, we are moving the capital to Louyang!
So around AD494 hammers and chisels were put down and I'm sure many of those who had spent the last sixty years of their lives creating master pieces for the Emperor jumped off the same cliff face they ...