Hong'an International Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Travel Blogs from Datong
... the sacred mountain, unhappily recent rain and falling rocks meant we could only look up at it and admire what a set of very long wooden stilts can achieve!
Driving back into Datong (a city of 1 million people) we passed many large fields of solar panels and then, just outside the city, a massive coal power station. We like to think this is China on an emissions reduction path.
As for Datong itself...such a strange city! Strange for us but ...
... for the whole journey, apart from the time he drove up on the pavement to get to the front of a traffic jam. Well what can I say, he got us there in time. More than enough time actually, we had plenty of time to sit on a step just outside the station and watch all the taxi drivers and hotel sales people ambush the passengers leaving the station. Do you remember that part in finding Nemo where all the seagulls are saying "mine, mine, mine" Well that’s exactly ...
... were impressive but after a while I got all Buddha'd out. I was beginning to realise China is one big tourist trap. A lot of building going on to make the place look more ancient, with a huge courtyard, bridge and village being built around the site. Not very authentic at all. We will be revising our travel itinerary and perhaps skipping a few places that sound too touristy!
After our tour we were dropped off in the city and we tried to sort out ...
... ticket office the guards were offering military style soviet, full length, fur trimmed jackets for the walk to the monastery. Unfortunately we declined the offer. Even from afar we could tell the monastery was going to be something else..
Suspended there, sixty feet from the ground, raised only by thin wooden stilt legs, was the monastery. It wore the same typically Chinese roof that we know so will, plenty of coloured discs and tiles and upturned ends ...
... delicious—chicken, vegetables, and so on. We went back to the hotel to relax a bit and Guangbo went home. A little while later, there was a knock at the door and in walked Mrs Coolmax. What did she want? We had no idea. We were very gracious and served her tea and chatted. After a while, she invited us to go back to her home, which we did. Guangbo was waiting for us there also, with his son.
Their home was clean and pleasant, with a ...