TripAdvisor Reviews Sanjiang Kanglegong Datong
Travel Blogs from Datong
... hotel.) Much laughter and shouting punctuated by standing toasts when one must shout 'gempai' and drain one's glass. People literally carried out towards the end! We have learned that tea is quite expensive to buy and surprisingly expensive in restaurants EG beer above = Y9, tea = Y16. As far as we can work out, Green tea = unfermented Oolong tea= partially fermented Black tea = fermented Puer tea = long fermentation, aged at least a couple of years, really good (expensive!) ...
... used first a
paper and then a small spoon to clean her boyfriend’s ears...hmmm...strange
At exactly 10.55am the train took off. After about an hour the urban landscape
changed into hilly surroundings. Gorgeous! I’d have never said there were
mountains so close to Beijing.
I snoozed away a bit, but it didn’t take long before I woke up hearing the 2
grandpa’s in front of me eating like pigs. The noise ...
... our train ticket, we were at the mercy of the people around us and their help. All they did was usher us further along the platform. We quickly realised that we didn't have allocated seating, so it was a free for all when it came to what was left on the train. The officials tried their best to keep people in a queue, but I honestly don't think queuing is the done thing in China, so it was a bit of a challenge for everyone, except for the 4 tourists who ...
... fluidity to turn a mediocre town into a major tourist attraction. It will be interesting to see the place Datong takes in the tourist map of China in a couple of years' time.
Even the tourist attraction that brought us to Datong has changed drastically in the last couple of months. About 15 minutes outside of town lie the 1,500-year-old Yungang Caves, about 40 caves filled with stone-carved Buddhist statues, the ...
A quick pick up at the airport by our guide Shakery & driver Mr Yee, & after dumping our bags at the Holiday Inn, we were off to investigate the Huayan Temple, the Shanhua Monastery & the Nine Dragon Screen.
With energy restored by a lovely lunch & a bit of a rest at Tongshen restaurant we set off for one of our main attractions of the trip - the Yungang Grottoes - all 50+ caves of them! A very impressive aspect ...