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... the old county government buildig. All of the buildings have the same architecture, and all of them have a similar layout to temples, although the function of the building could be anything...such as holding prisoners and torturing them, or a bank, or a martial arts studio.
I think the best part of Pingyao is just walking around and seeing all the little shops. There is a huge selection of handicrafts, and often times you can see the shop owner ...
... only pick up bits and pieces of information but it seems like much of the worship is geared toward personal gain - asking for wealth and longevity, jockeying for favor with the gods - versus a larger vision for humanity. Blowing out candles on a birthday cake and making a wish on a grand scale. I suppose it is not surprising in a place that has been an agrarian feudal society for 2000 years. Nearly everyone was both at the mercy of the weather - hoping for feast ...
... slicing, burning, grinding reaming and chopping hapless sinners! Worse than Brixton prison. As far as we can make out, China has three religious strands which more or less seem to co-exist: Buddism, Taoism and 'Chinese traditional religion '. The latter is quite endearing as a whole series of Gods act as sponsors of different aspects of life - the Kitchen God, Wealth God, God of Literature, God of Knowledge etc. etc. One prays to and makes incense and money offerings to ...
... so they laid down anywhere. Gonzalo had to be standing for quite a long time. One toilet for 200 or 300 people wasnīt definitely enough either. What else can we say? We were glad to get off the next day at 5.30 in the morning. We were literally dead!
Day 1: July 13, 2014
Although we arrived at the railway station of Pingyao very early, there were already a few taxi drivers waiting for their potential clients. As usual, we didnīt have a place to stay ...
... against health and safety came from a street food vendor who managed to set alight the gas tube connecting her gas canister to her hob. She managed to do this three times before she put her face about three inches from the hob and lit it. Fortunately she still has a face and the canister didn't explode all over us and our noodles.
I expected China to be a much safer country than Nepal considering its development. I'm going to make a ...