Jinhe Kailong Hotel
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... years but under UNESCO tutelage, new ones are being built. In the last few years a village at the foot of the cliffs was leveled and a large park built with a huge fake temple complex. The temple is inexplicable, even to locals, but the park is heavily planted with trees to help shield the cliffs from coal pollution.
Datong has a city wall - massive, with huge guard houses at close intervals. It is remarkably preserved and in fact looks oddly new - because it is. ...
... than 'soft' but each bunk has a soft mattress with a sheet, pillow and duvet ( Sue thought fresh for each customer... I wonder). As you can see the top bunk is pretty high and also puts one rather close to the loudspeaker and the light... Sue opted for deck 2 below me. After an initial kip I took a folding seat and watched out of the window as we climbed slowly up into forested mountains passing small villages and minor stations without stopping. We came to a juddering halt ...
would get out of the bathroom even more stinky!!) and head into town to buy my
picknick for the day. I went to a small shop and I couldn’t believe my eyes
what the lady was selling; sex toys, vibrators, fake ******* (only 68Yuan ha
ha). She tried to convince me to buy, but I kindly declined her offer :--) I
bought some drinks and chocolate and headed back to the hotel since I was
supposed to meet the guide around 8.30am and the minibus would leave at ...
... is how we've never heard of these caves and yet we found them just as amazing as the Terracotta Warriors and Angkor Wat. There are 45 caves in total (we could only see 39) containing the oldest collection of Buddhist carvings in China. Aging over 1600 years the conditions of the carvings vary from cave to cave with some of the best examples being breathtaking. Massive buddha statues reaching a height of 17 meters are eerily looking down at ...
... natural caves and hollows in the rock and are covered with wooden facades. They are connected by walkways and bridges. Again, this was a Temple where the Buddhist monks prayed and slept in tiny compartments.
I stayed in a very nice place inside the walled city. Did not see very much of it as I was booked on an overnight sleeper train on 19th to Pingyao. Andy and I had dinner together before we boarded the train at 11.20 pm.