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... is available for viewing. This Emperor’s tomb, is way underground and he was said to be buried with 2 Empresses. No lifts or elevators, it’s all stairs down to the tomb.
In the garden of the Emperor’s tomb, concrete poles made to look like tree trunks, hold up the old trees, which are on a bit of a lean. It’s very effective.
Des and I dressed up as Emperor and Empress, just for a bit of a laugh. I ...
... upper one was a good 8 feet up! Elizabeth took our purses up for safety, although we never felt in the least unsafe for ourselves or our possessions. Everyone settled down quickly and it was remarkably peaceful for a slumber party of 54 people. We both slept well. After you get on the attendant exchanges your ticket for a plastic credit card sized pass. Before your stop she shows up to exchange it back. So you don't have to wait worry about missing your stop. Quite convenient!
... high-tech with the waiting staff all using little electronic devices to pass orders to the kitchen Datong is known for fabulous steamed dumplings, made with wheat or oat flour, rather than rice, so what could we do? Our waiter, a young chap spoke quite good English and we went for: (wheat flour) Rabbit dumplings (sorry boys) Vegetable dumplings - mostly spinach Fish dumplings Pork dumplings And a local speciality, raw marrow sliced into delicate, linguine- like strips and ...
... on their wall of
3 Minutes of glory passed away and now we really set off to see the hanging
monastary, some 80kms outside of Datong. It took us about 1 1/2h to reach
there. According to the guidebook it should be one of the most spectacular
sites of China, but at first it didn’t really impressed me. It looked much
smaller than on the pictures I saw. However, the way it has been built (on
wooden stillts) is crazy and not for the ...
Early start. Rush to make train on metro. Hard seat all day train. Arrived Datong at 5pm. Hotel recommended by Lonely Planet being demolished. Met Swiss travelers and found hotel near station. First time not in a dorm since Vietnam. Found ATM and got food for next days trip. Whole city is under ...