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... tiles with a million stairs. As you walked, each sign even told you how many metres to the next temple. We were told the Bridge to Heaven was the best area to go to. A bunch of us headed that way first, stopping at all the temples along the way. Unfortunately when we got to the path that lead to the bridge, it was closed as they were working on the path. Thus we headed up to the mountain summit. The views from here were quite good but I really have seen enough temples for ...
... know who will be occupying all of them. I know people from the countryside are moving into cities but if you saw the amount of these buildings going up, it's almost hard to comprehend who they going to get to live in them, even with China's massive population. The difference with this city however, is that there seemed to be streets with many lanes but little traffic on them. We had no problems crossing the street from our hotel to the supermarket ...
... and nuns.
The fit climbed up the very steep stairs to the top temples and hanging bridges. Those of us not so adventurous enjoyed exploring the central plateau, reached by bus, exploring the terraces, lighting incense at the temples, enjoying the views up and down the mountain and riding down on the cable car.
One of the best days of the whole trip.
... 8211; very slow going. In 2014
there was an expressway through the valley which also cut through the mountains
in a long tunnel. In 2006 most of the drive from Xian to Lanzhou via Pingliang
was on a slow two-lane highway crowded with hundreds of big slow-moving
coal-carrying trucks struggling to make it up the steep hills with their big
loads. In 2014 the journey was almost entirely on uncrowded toll ...
... us – must have been different shift – and our picture was not up on the wall. No celebrity treatment. However, the food was twice as tasty as our previous visit and half the price. (Think the bigger group and fewer beers might have ...