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We travelled by train from Xi'an to PingYao with the wonderful Rachel Xu. She was so kind to lead us through a trip to this beautiful city that still remains in tact even after the cultural revolution that destroyed so much of China's history.
Vor der Abreise aus Peking steht noch ein Ausflug in den Sommerpalast auf dem Programm. Nach dem check-out aus dem Penta-Hotel, ging es mit Gepäck los. Ca. 1 Std. Autofahrt mit Staus (viel Verkehr) bis zu der Parkanlage folgte ein entspannter Spaziergang an einem künstlichen See entlang, mit zahlreichen Pavillons, einer Pagode auf einer …
Pingyao is a small city, but it is internationally acclaimed as one of the best ancient walled cities to visit. This time I finally got to walk on top of the city wall, I'm glad I did, but it didn't blow the socks off my feet. The wall has 72 watchtowers, each of which has a paragraph inscription from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War." The wall also has 6 main gates, said to symbolize the tortoise; the north gate represents the head, the south the tail, ...
Note to self: don't indulge in a mug of Chinese tea in the evening. It may be delicious but it is also caffeinated!
Our original plan for today was to head out to some nearby mountains to hike in a valley peppered with temples and boasting "amazing fews". We were charmed at the thought of the fews. However, it is the last day of the holiday and arranging transportation was more than we could face. So we continued to explore Pingyao instead.
... see that by now rice has disappeared - maybe it will appear again when we get to Szechwan? Tea Cold! Xing Hua Cin beer, 3% (after twice trying to give me Budweiser,which I sent away) Walked 5 K, not bad on a travel day. Coal smoke getting thicker and more acrid on the way back to the hotel, so very pleased to close door and windows and put on the A/C. Reminded of the air in Stirling with all the coal fires, back in Bruce Street. Slept well on lovely, firm traditional bed ...