Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong
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The panorama restaurant is well worth the views of the old city walls. Good food too!
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... to our vehicles. So while we were away, an engineer organized the brackets to be made and fitted to the front of Skippy and the back of Red Tilly.
We were so surprised when we came back from Beijing and the brackets were finished. We collected the bikes, we bought a blue one and the Bartons bought a coffee coloured one, and had a few rides around the car park.
Andy had a few rounds of tennis in the courts next to the ...
... Hanging Temple on the way.
The Hanging Temple is suspended along a cliff face. Precariously tied to the wall of the river gorge by invisible attachments. Built in a time when there was serious persecution of Buddhists this collection of 40 prayer halls has survived against the odds. This temple is use by Taoists, Buddhist ...
... at whichever city he is staying in for the night, then gets up early Sunday, works all day, then travels back home Sunday evening. This is interesting, but very tiring, so he doesn't get much site-seeing done as you can imagine.
Also, my bestie Jessica moved at the end of October to Greece (lucky girl!) and so we had a girls adventure to DaTong to do a little seeing of the amazing sites ...
We're on route from Datong to Pingyao - a four hour drive supposedly. The countryside is pretty but monotonous. Huge mountains loom blue in the distance across flat brown fields. Corn, millet and potatoes the guide told us. We've also seem sheep. Very little heavy machinery; the farmwork is done by hand, with a few tractors and plows pulled by horses or donkeys.
This morning we saw the Hanging Temple, a Buddhist, Taoist ...
... lens. Hahaa. After the caves, we hired a taxi to take us out to the great wall. This is when my awesome tour guiding goes downhill. I really wished I had read more of the LP. On the LP map, there is great wall lines everywhere around Datong, but, if you read the blurb, the very first sentence "…all that remains of the great wall around Datong is rubble, as the bricks proved to be too valuable for local farmers" DAMN!!!! Poor Mummsie didn’t ...