Tian Shang Ren Jian Hotel

No.8 Yuanyishan North Road, Xinzhou, Shanxi, 34000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Xinzhou

Datong and Pingyao

A travel blog entry by selenaolson on Aug 07, 2014

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... even the guys running the place were getting us to sprint to the best caves which were carved out about 1500 years ago. Around 40000 people worked on them and there are motifs from as far away as Greece, India and Persia. One of the carved Buddha's is 50 ft tall and amazing but that cave came with a no photo rule. Our driver dropped us at the train station and informed us that we owed him more money and with no way to sort it out properly he won the debate. There is a lot of security ...

A DAY IN PINGYAO

A travel blog entry by spencerwynn on Aug 02, 2014

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... the Qing Dynasty, over 300 years ago. If you know the Forbidden City in Beijing, it is much like that.

At 3:30 I visited Mrs. Hou Quan Ying, the 66 year old master paper cutter. She has been recognized nationally for her intricate and beautiful cuttings. This art form was taught to her be her own mother, and now here teenaged grandchildren are learning. She took it upon here self to create ...

Datong & Pingyao

A travel blog entry by wheats28 on Aug 01, 2014

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... ancient ' city. Strange atmosphere with buildings for sale but you can imagine in couple of years it will have a bit more going for it! For me and glen though, definitely a fun place to wander around, it reminded me of spirited away where they first turn up and the place is empty. After a brief introduction to Datong we walked for miles to find the bus station to eventually give up and get a taxi which was a 5 minute drive. Once on the bus we thought we were on our ...

JIA XIAN TO PINGYAO

A travel blog entry by spencerwynn on Aug 01, 2014

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... by!

The hotel here is arranged around a spacious, two-story courtyard with rooms all facing inwards. The lower level rooms feature large kang beds, while the upper are the normal Chinese variety which is to say they feel more like sleeping on a lightly padded sheet of stiff plywood. Great for some, not so much for me! A kang bed is a large raised bed built of stone or brick that would sleep the whole family. The kitchen fire would send ...

Pingyao

A travel blog entry by aarondewitt on Jul 19, 2014

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... roads with dirt fields and promises of new buildings. The city's historical success was as a merchant and banking centre. Actually, there's a bunch of museums in what used to be banks, one of which claim to have been one of the top 10 remittance banks of Pingyao. Rishenchang bank was China's first 'draft bank', and there's another museum for the first armed escort service ...

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This hotel is located on No.8 Yuanyishan North Road, Xinzhou.
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