Hong Hu Hotel
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... a shame. I suggested after dancing with several girls at KTV he should sing 'To all the girls I've loved before'.
Started a game of hearts, Mel joining us. We all flubbed various issues but it was a competitive game for second through fourth, yours truly again romping to a win.
Lunch followed [30Y]. It was a buffet and not particularly good. Many pans were empty and dumplings were slow in arriving. Suggested Lou scratch it off from ...
... couldn’t just step over the raised board to make your way across, you had to jump. Intrigued by what the heck was going on, we managed to find a little plaque describing the gate and for once it had a paragraph in English! This gate was known as a Dragon Gate and they could be found at temples throughout China. It was said that a carp once leapt out of the water and across a gate like this and was transformed into a dragon so anyone who leaps across the gate will ...
... red lanterns hanging from tiled, overhanging roofs; and elaborate house fronts. Today it is a basically a small tourist town, filled with restaurants and shops selling all sorts of souvenirs. Our hotel wass located just off one of the main streets, it had a beautiful courtyard round which the bedrooms were located. It was really pretty as was most of Pingyao. After a few hours of good sleep (much better then on the train) we headed out in search of food. We soon found ...
... and, uniquely, had a temple dedicated to the punishments that could be received in hell including being squashed, decapitated and burnt in a wok. All depicted very graphically. The other temple we visited was the Shaung Lin temple. It was similar in style but contained 2000 wood and clay clad figures depicting buddhas, disciples and benefactors. It also told the story of the buddha in ...
... person he had spoken English to was his professor! Liam's closing comparison for Pingyao would be "a cross between York and Haworth but Chinese".....very insightful :)! Anyway after a very chilled out few days we were anxious to board our next sleeper train to Xi'an to have a bit more action! Surprisingly even though we had a soft sleeper on the train this time instead of a hard sleeper we both slept awfully but we got through it and arrived safely in ...