Howard Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoward Johnson Jindi Plaza Datong
The panorama restaurant is well worth the views of the old city walls. Good food too!
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... and communism, Datong's old city walls and buildings were mostly destroyed. In the last 5 years the government has spent a reported $8.1 billion to tear down what was left of the old town and build a new Disney version. Only in China! You wonder who they think they are kidding but apparently the counterfeiting gene runs deep, right down to counterfeiting their own past and believing it is the same as preserving the old, but much tidier.
Datong is driven by ...
... through a tunnel and stopped for 20 minutes. Long, animated announcement in Chinese on loudspeaker. Discussion among passengers. Boss says: ah, we're going again! " Yes I say, but in which direction ?" We went back through the tunnel and started rattling down the hill However, it soon became clear that perhaps we had changed points because the scenery changed- good! We are not going back to Beijing! A couple of hours going through agricultural country, mostly planted with ...
... br> At 9am there was still no sign of the other tourists, nor from the guide. It
would have actually surprised me if we would have left on time, but after about
15min the other ones arrived and we were set to go.
The first stop of the day would be the Yungang caves. It’s a series ofcaves
spread over a 1km distance containing carved Buddha’s. I had something in mind
but once we arrived 40min later I knew I was right... The structure of the
caves reminded ...
... by intricate carvings of thousands of smaller buddhas and the 1000 buddha motif. Even the original colouring is retained in some caves. In total there are over 51,000 statues. On the way back to the taxi we managed to find a shop selling hot chocolate which definitely warmed us up and we no longer had frost bitten fingers haha! It might have turned out to be an expensive day for the budget but today was one of the most enjoyable days in China so ...
... noodle soup item. The noodles tasted like they were freshly made but after soaking in my cup of soup for a while, it began to grow bland and tasteless. I tossed my 6 RMB breakfast away and the van began to make it way towards our first destination, the Hanging Temple (Xuankong Si).
The Hanging Temple was located about an hour away from the city center, so we enjoyed our rocky, bumpy ride out into the countryside. These roadways were not really designed to be a highway ...