Hongqi Grand Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHongqi Grand Hotel Datong
It is a good hotel for tourist, sleep in there and dream of their next trip.
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... site for tourists.
It was back onto the bus for a short drive to lunch – at a gorgeous restaurant where we tried the local delicacies of the Shanxi Province – noodles and pancakes are their speciality so a lot of noodle dishes and a plate of pancakes with green onion and to finish it off, fresh custard tarts – not a patch on the Dadong ones from the night before but still lovely. After lunch and an "experience" with ...
... the wooden beams. We walked up and through its narrow corridors, it was a very impressive piece of building. Inside there were alters to Buddha, Confucius and Tao, as monks from all three religions had helped build the monastery. From the monastery we headed back through Datong and off to the west, to the Yuangang caves, on the way we passed some of the massive coal mines that Datong is famous for. Apparently Datong coal is the best in ...
... went in.
The entrance price was quite steep, at 100 yuan (10 pounds) but to be honest, it was worth it. The grottoes extend over half a mile, each cave filled with Buddhas carved from the limestone cliff. They range from palm-sized to massive, imposing statues, the size of a three storey house. Some are coloured, many intact, ...
... during the Japanese invasion but couldn't be restored.
Yungang Grottoes, one of the three major cave clusters in ...
... It seems there are terrible roads between here and Chengdu. Thus, we had to cancel Chengdu from the itinerary. Instead, we are now planning to go to Luoyang next - home of the famous Longman Caves. After that, I will need to return to Beijing for my flight home. As for yesterday activities, we went to the Shaanxi History Museum. It is one of China's finest museums and was nice even though major parts are under ...