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... Aussie couple on long trip - European girls studying Chinese in Beijing
... Dynasty. The original walls were made of tamped dirt and were located to the northeast of the present location. The current wall--faced with bricks and stone--was started in 1370. It is often said that the city wall is shaped like a tortoise--a traditional Chinese symbol of longevity--with the south gate and north gate representing the head and tail respectively. The east and west walls each have two additional gates, representing the tortoise's ...
... sight nonetheless. After viewing more sculptures and several large Buddha's we jumped back on the bikes, avoided being smashed by the crazy lorries and escaped modernity once again by heading through the old city walls to Pingyao's glorious past.
As ever, we were soon defeated by man's old adversary: time. This meant having to leave lovely Pingyao and head for the city of Xi'an.
James and ...
... bring us to where we wanted to go. He was cursing in Chinese all the way up the mountain (at least it sounded like it), hahaha. Still, this is why is so ****** to use taxi's in China: it's a constant battle to get ripped off as little as possible..
As with many Chinese historical places there is a famous legend about Mianshan:
2,500 years ago the state of Jin (I guess somewhere in China) was in turmoil and one of the princes, ...
... go through. I don't know if it's true, but a couple other students were informed by a local in Pingyao that there is a train straight from Shijiazhuang to Pingyao city that takes one hour. If this is true, I'm am going to flip out. I never want to be on a bus for 25 hours ever again. We have three more required trips this semester and I believe we travel by bus on all of them. Even to Beijing, we are taking a bus, which will take 5 to ...
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