Jingyuan Guest House

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Travel Blogs from Datong

DaTong, Lanzhou, and Halloween

A travel blog entry by alexandmarymac


So I know we are very late in publishing our blog, so I am playing catch up a bit with this month in review...

October/November proved to be very busy months. For one, Alex has been traveling a lot with his job at the British Council. He mostly takes a flight or train on early Saturday morning, drops his stuff off at the provided (and mostly swanky) hotel, then heads to work for the rest of the day. ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker

... hold an international conference on solar power, and huge fields of solar panels are just outside the town.
We were in Datong for the Yingman Grottoes, and for anyone interested in Buddhism or Chinese history, this is a must and definitely didn't dissappoint.
Carved into the sandstone cliffs and all facing North are about 40 caves with Buddha statues from two different dynasties. You can walk along the cliffs and peer into, or in some cases enter, ...

The problem is Spam.

A travel blog entry by yelkins


... Spam! We were pretty confident about not having any Spam on us as we walked through security. That was until my bag set off alarms and so did I. Not only had I forgotten to take off my belt but something was in my bag. I was sure I didn’t pack any Spam. To be honest I’m not really sure what Spam is. After being frisked by a rather tall Chinese woman I was then asked if they could search my bag. Obviously I had nothing to hide so I agreed. The ...

The winding Alleys

A travel blog entry by gearoids


... spelt it right) , from an old smiling man. It means foreigner but in a respectful way.
When Guoxiang finally finished, we met up and headed to his house. Earlier, when walking the side streets, we joked wouldn't it be mad if our host lived in an area like that. Well. He did. He informed us there was no toilet, but a public communal place down the road, but sure it's closed since eight. Hot water courtesy of the kettle. We strolled down some alleys ...

Adventure begins in Datong

A travel blog entry by andreasg88


... First stop was Datong in the Shanxi province of China. Me and Von took a six hour train from Beijing to Datong on yingwei (hard seats). We met this poor girl, Li Juan, who hadn't managed to find a seat for the journey so we shoved across and let her squish in between us. She was really lovely and even gave us tips on places to go and yummy things to eat while in Datong. Even offering her home for the night if we couldn't find a place ...


    TravelPod Member ReviewsJingyuan Guest House Datong

    Reviewed by jathomaz


    Reviewed Aug 18, 2010
    by (9 reviews) Aurora , United States Flag of United States

    Loved it!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Jingyuan Guest House Datong

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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