Hongshanyi Inn

No.18 Maquan Alley, Pingyao, Shanxi, 031100, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pingyao

The Cradle of Red China

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant


Yan'an was the headquarters for the Communist 8th Route Army from 1937 - 1947 and claims to be the birthplace of Communist China. Mao Zedong is immortalized in the Revoluntary Museum. The museum looked great and was full of fascinating photographs and maps. Unfortunately there were no translation so much of the historical significance was lost. Not too many artifacts but there was plenty of old army hardware. The town is modern ...


A travel blog entry by sammy_moore


... was much bigger than we anticipated so we decided to hire bikes, whilst Sergei joined us on his skateboard much to the amusement of many tourists and locals. The sun was beaming as we breezed through the streets, saying "Ni Hao" as we passed people. A lot of Chinese teenagers would shout hello then giggle as we responded sometimes in English and other times in Chinese.

Building up an appetite we found a small, family run restaurant where we were the ...

Pingyao and the Children

A travel blog entry by christinakrawec


... next stop was the city of Pingyao, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is basically this walled town where cars are not allowed and golf carts are used to get around. The streets are filled with vendors, restaurants, and spas—it is extremely touristy—but also is very historically significant.

First, we took golf carts to our “hotel.” It’s not a hotel, exactly—more like a two-story inn with sets of rooms and courtyards. It ...

Taking the train to Pingyao

A travel blog entry by meilanni


... Middle, exactly face high, so everybody looks at you, no privacy. Top: climbing, but privacy. It's narrow, but ok. The bed is hard but ok;) I slept better than in the airplane.
Trains are busy with Chinese people. Free hot water: tea and instant noodles. I made a little friend, a little boy that slept at the bottom bed and he kept waving at me:)
The train left at 7pm and arrived at 7.30 ...

Clear Cooks the Bulls Penis

A travel blog entry by herriejeroenski


... an old granny on the opposite bench and a kid who slept on some plastic bags on the ground halfway under my seat. The smoking man tipped the ashes from his
cigaret almost in the open mouth of the sleeping kid..

At this point we were on the train for about 11 hours already and in my tired head I was evaluating the experience. We had heard before that the hard-seat-wagon on the trains on Chinese railroads could be quite an experience. And it certainly was. ...

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