Travel Blogs from Baiyin
... plethora of symbols and statues that populate a monastery.
Yumbulagang, as the pictures show, wouldn't be out of place on a hill in Europe. It resembles a medieval castle but this is the site of Tibet's oldest building. Unfortunately the original structure is long gone and most of today's building dates from the 1980's. It is however a stunning setting with great views surrounded by prayer flags.
... which was just as well as there are some serious speed restrictions on the roads here. Time cards get issued at checkpoints - e.g. 55km in 1 hour 20 minutes to the next checkpoint! It's a strange system but talking to the guides they suggested it's due to a very rapid change in lifestyle in the area - suddenly people have gone from nothing to 4WD's in a very short time span so this is to control speed and reduce accidents. Not sure, but it sure seems ...
... headed back to their dorms.
Once it was all guys again, we did what any other guys would
do: video games, then bar. First stop, right around the corner, was an arcade—a
space I haven’t occupied in ten years, but was giddy about doing. Alexi and I
were gung-ho about the idea of an arcade, so using our plentiful pockets, we
dived into it, heading straight for the basketball shooting games. The other
games were just background noise: it was ...
... echoes in the wind.
♥Other Scenic Spots: Engbei Ecological Tourist area, Ordos Relict Gull Nature Reserve.
♥The Ordos Airport is 38 kilometers (24 miles) from the Dongsheng District, adjacent to the Mausoleum of Genghis Khan. The airport has recently opened flight to Beijing once a day with one hour's ride. Ordos is 240 kilometers (149 miles) from Hohhot and no more than three hours' ride to Baotou by train.
Hey Hey and a Big G'Day to you all
Huang Chwun or The Yellow River, the life line of southern Gansu Province.
Takes many hours to get there but once you reach it it's a beautiful place to be. My Teacher Friends and I spent the afternoon on the banks of the Yellow River a few weeks after my arrival at the 'Green and Leafy' town of ...