Tai He Chun Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews Tai He Chun Hotel Datong
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... aged 10 years plus ( also, trials have shown naturally produced statins in the fermentation process 80% as effective as popping statin pills on 6 cups a day... 6 cups a day of Puer is A LOT) Limitless variations on above themes of course, we must have had fifteen or so different flavours so far. Tea provided in our room in Beijing was a lovely Oolong, apparently the family who own the hotel come from Fujian a tea growing area. Walked 5 k Wednesday 24 September Big day ...
... omg!! Food all
over the little table, spitting on the floor...not really ppetizing!
I tried not to focus too much and tried to read a bit about the city I was
heading to: Datong.
Thr trainride also gave me the opportunity to look back at my first days in the
People’s Republic of China. Surely this countryismuchmoredifferentthan the
other Asian countries I visited: people here don’t stare at you like in India
... waiting their turn...until the doors of the train opened! It was a mad elbow and luggage fight to get onto the train and make no mistake, that train was already packed with people, luggage, meat carcasses, sacks, bags...yes, that was meat carcasses! Unfortunately for me, I was 3rd in our group and a lady pushed in front of me with a wheely trolley which promptly got stuck as it didn't fit through the tiny space that was in the corridor, so the ...
... coal mines, we decided to see it for ourselves. The prospect of seeing Unesco-listed Yungang Caves (more Buddhas) and a more authentically Chinese place tipped the balance.
And we were greatly surprised to see how fast the city is changing - pretty representative of the pace at which the whole of China is changing. What had been described to us as the grotty lanes of the old town full of cheap eateries and locals ...
... the best sight of it from the ground.
What a marvellous feat of engineering, especially because it was built so long ago without the aid of modern technology.
Next stop, after lunch, was the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda. The tallest wooden pagoda, it was originally built without nails, and is another example of the incredible skills of ancient builders and craftsmen.