Haohai International Hotel

No.46 Xinjian South Road, Datong, Shanxi, 037008, China | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Datong

Day government sacrificial intestines

A travel blog entry by garybarnes


I was going to start by saying that Datong will never win any prizes for being a pretty city, but then again, during the tour to the world-famous Hanging Monastery and Yungang Caves in the outskirts of Datong, I'm sure I heard our guide mumble something about Datong winning the Chinese Tourism Award in 2005. Being the skeptic I am, I decided to …

DaTong, Lanzhou, and Halloween

A travel blog entry by alexandmarymac


... to offer. We were able to see a monastery constructed over 1,500 years ago built right off the side of a mountain! It was incredible. Next we headed about 30 minutes away to see the Yunan Grottoes, amazing cave carvings that we could explore. We had a blast chilling in the hotel and getting massages and drinking copious amounts of wine... normal girls weekend trip things! :)

While Jess and I ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker

... then painted brilliant colors - blue, red, green - some of which remains. The caves are ornate, every inch of the ceilings and walls carved, often depicting whole stories such as that of the Nepalese prince Sakyamuni. The stories were familiar to me from the intro to Buddhism class i took at Bard, and more recently from Tradewinds, but seeing them depicted like this was amazing.
Some of the caves had suffered from exposure to wind and rain but not as much ...

The problem is Spam.

A travel blog entry by yelkins


... juices on the plane as our inflight snack. Best part of the day I would have to say. When we walked down the steps and into the airport we happened to notice that our plane was the only plane here. It’s a little scary seeing an airport look so abandoned. Off the plane straight past the queue of people waiting to get their baggage but we were smart. All we brought with us were 2 backpacks as our carryon luggage. Once out of the doors of Datong airport ...

Buddha's Grotto & the Hanging Monastry of Hengshan

A travel blog entry by dcinternational

... as far as I know, no thanks to the Taliban dynamiting and destroying similar (those larger!) carvings in Afghanistan in 2001.

We also headed off to see another 5th Century wonder while we were at it. The Hanging Monastery of Hengshan Mountain. Why they decided back then to build directly into a cliff face is not clear to me - but it does look fantastic.


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This 3 star hotel, located in the Downtown area of Datong, is near Hanging Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent