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... to have the entire truck packed and in the road by 8 am. We began our day by driving into Zhangye to get a picture of the Marco Polo statue. Marco Polo supposedly lived in the town for one year. We then continued to drive through the Northern part of Gansu province to arrive near Jiayugan. Jiayugan is the symbolic end to the Great Wall. Here we went to visit the Jiayuguan Fort. The fort guards the pass between Qilian ...
... is obviously more relaxed about security here. We have not encountered any police road checks and public places do not have the token display of 2 hard hats and riot shields.
*The highway is good - China is constantly improving its road network. No potholes in this section and beside the existing road a new carriageway is being built which will soon transform this route into a dual carriageway. Traffic volume is relatively light and consists mainly of large ...
... the trip caused by a small accident and the get a blow out on one of the truck tryes. No problem we make Liujiaxia without having to stop. Liujiaxia is a true central Asian Chinese town set in a gorge along the Yellow River. No western tourists here..no wifi either! Up early and off to visit Bingling Si, a series of Buddhist caves containing 694 statues and 82 clay sculptures. The biggest of which is the reclining Maitreya, future, Buddha. ...
... fields with no restrictions. It is sad because the area is quite beautiful.
Anyhow, Hei-Fen, met us at the airport and we jumped into the car and took off for Jiayuang to the hotel. After checking in we left to go see some of the local sites. The ancient White Fort at the beginning of the Gobi Desert was the first place she took us. This is the fort that is at the eastern end of the Great Wall and has a really great ...
... gutted as again this was one of the maon reasosn we spent over 26 hours on a train! In the end the driver organised for a COP to open the tomb for us. Yes Janet and I are both infamous Tomb Raiders!! Well worth it, although no photos and they have the cctv to montior or i would have taken a little video footage to show just how incredibly small they were. One element of a painting really grabbed my attention and that was of a person with a cows head (no she ...
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