Wu Zhou Xiu Xian Hotel
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... the time you are spit out at the end of the day. Anyway, we set off on our tour which took us about an hour or so out of Datong to the Hanging Monastery. On the way there we had to drive through a corn field to avoid a police check stop and often throughout the drive we slowed to a crawl as there is an endless supply of overhead speed cameras with bright flashbulbs going off constantly. They aren't exactly inconspicuous! The Hanging Monestary itself was amazing as it really is clinging ...
When you visit Pingyao, you feel relaxed. I feel laziness creeping into my bones as life here is slow within the walled city. One thing you must do when you are here, is to hire a car or join a few others and visit Wang's Grand Courtyard about an hour away. This is a very large family estate with seemingly hundreds of small courtyards and homes for the generations of family members who lived ...
So, had a great first few days in Datong. Definitely experienced the good and bad of china at a glance! Mine and glen's first experience of a hard sleeper was good, though when we first got on a lady was sleeping in glens bed and an angry man walked off with Andy's blanket. Other than that, definitely a good way to get around, and great scenery in the morning with the hue! Checked into our hostel with beds of steel and had a wander around Datong. Which to all extends and purposes is ...
... amid the colourful fabrics, noise makers and bars. A man and woman, siblings and paper cutters themselves, run the shop are the children of a master paper cutter - their mother! I make arrangements to visit their mother tomorrow to interview and film her in the afternoon.
It has been a long day, the night is still fetid and it is a long walk back to the hotel.
If you come to China and find yourself in Shanxi, I ...
... 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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