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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That's how long the train ride was on the hard sleeper from Pingyao to Datong. This was the first ride on a train like this (and the last) in China. It was the first non-G class train that we rode. It was a bit shocking for us because until now we had spoiled ourselves with modern high-speed trains. This train was much more "real china" (older, dirtier, smellier and crowded). It's not like we booked this train for the experience. ...
... to book a tour (rather than venturing out on our own) to see both sites that we came to see which are pretty far apart and time-consuming to reach. We had a pleasant international group of people, saw the Hanging Monastery in the morning and passed through Datong for lunch. We were a little apprehensive (to say the least) about what this lunch would entail, because we pulled up in a former school building. The lunch, however, turned ...
... 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 ...