Hong Jing Lou Hotel

Address: NO. 73 West Main Street, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031199, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao


A travel blog entry by tezzatravels on Sep 08, 2015

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... of which I am obliged to point out I won. Trav and I had fun taking the mickey out of Englishman Dave.

Fields of corn took up much of the countryside. Jason later told me southern China is the rice growing region of the country.

A loo break followed. Jason said corn is largely fed to the pigs in China. If you eat it, you eat it without any butter, etc for more sweetness.

Ahmed is always smiling. He largely keeps to hinself ...

An Authentic Experience in Ancient Pingyao

A travel blog entry by dbworld2see on Apr 07, 2015

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... we enjoyed seeing the decorations inside as well as a good number of Chinese people lighting incense and praying for increased prosperity for themselves and their family. Of all of the temples inside the complex (and in all of Pingyao) this was definitely the most visited. Another interesting thing that we saw while wandering around the temple complex was a self-standing gate that had developed a bit of a line while people waited for their turn to cross the threshold. ...


A travel blog entry by thelongwaytonz on Nov 19, 2014

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The train journey to Pingyao was another shortish overnight journey, at around 7 hours, so we arrived in Pingyao in the dark at 6.22am, dodged the dodgy taxis and walked to our hotel though the dark, slightly spooky looking streets. We were checked in and tucked up in our huge three person bed by 7am! World heritage listed Pingyao is an ancient, very well preserved town, surrounded by a 6.2km city wall. It is pretty much how old China is portrayed in the movies. ...

Zhengguo and Shaung Lin Temples

A travel blog entry by richmiketrav on Sep 09, 2014

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... that the government provide central heating for modern homes in Shanxi and they decided when the heating goes on and off each year but most heat is provided from burning coal. The temple was built in 963 but was added to over the centuries by benefactors. It was unusual as it contained many huge figures of buddhas, monks and disciples along with mystical guards. It had a rather dark tone for a ...

Pingyao - Traditional Chinese Town!

A travel blog entry by ginanao on Jun 07, 2013

1 comment, 3 photos

... helpful! There was a young boy in particular probably around 12/13 years old who asked if he could practice his English with us on his last day! It was embarrassing really as he had been learning it from the age of 9 because its compulsory in China and I would personally say he could say enough to get by even though he did struggle with vocabulary. It was very impressive though and it was nice that we had helped a young Chinese boy as he said the ...

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