Tongda International Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTongda International Hotel Zhangjiajie
The amenities in this hotel are in good shape and clean. However, few staff speak English ('international' appears to refer to the Korean gift shop) and the breakfast buffet in the European restaurant consists of fried Chinese food and some toast. As in many Chinese hotels, the breakfast buffet is cleared half an hour early. Getting some sleep here may also become an issue, what with the street noise and honking tour buses at 6 a.m. Lastly, the tourism department turned out to be non-existent, but the concierge can be helpful with directions and information on transportation.
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... drop on one side of us and a cliff face on the other). It was very tough going and, looking back now 2 weeks on, I'm glad we split up as the others who were on their last legs would have found it really tough going, whilst we wouldn't have enjoyed ourselves going back the way we came. When we reached the ground, we found ourselves in a beautiful green valley with a flowing river to match, it was a beautiful spot (even despite a Chinese man having a poo in the stream ...
... visitors there were, we even found another glass walkway which was quite terrifying. Unlike other members of my family, I don't suffer vertigo, but even I was feeling a little bit giddy looking out across the other mountains far below (and indeed down through the glass).
It is at this point that both my camera and phone decided to die on me (school boy error I know) so I am not able to show what happened next. We kept travelling round the mountain until ...
... smog is so thick, you can't see the tops of some trees) which makes a change from the days previous which had been murky, even by Changsha's occasional standards. However this meant that it was scorching hot under the sun (being a typical Brit as ever).
In England what would you describe a country park as? In China it is long concrete walkways, thick green trees lining either side and a theme park to go with it. This was a pleasant surprise from what we were expecting. ...
... we were relieved to find a small restaurant that had pictures of their dishes, plus prices, in the window. We took photos of what looked good and walked in and showed the pictures to the waitress. Funny little restaurant, with most of the tables being Japanese style, with cushions on the floor, however, we sat at the one normal height table as we didn't think we'd be able to get up if we got down that low. The food that we ordered turned out to be very good, so our plan worked!
... sitting there trying to spot me coming down the steps.
All in all, a day that a bucket list entry was worthy of. Something that I never thought I would do, and so proud that I have. The beers back at the hotel went down well, and the chilli for dinner burned my throat like never before. A good excuse for another beer. Cheers!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHu6l_cp yRg - this is a really good video of where we have been.