Travel Blogs from Linfen
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... the first time since leaving Beijing. It's funny, I almost resent it! I suppose it is because I feel I have had China and her people all to myself, now I must share it with others! I felt that once before in far west Sichuan where I was often the only westerner ever to venture to those parts as it was too remote for any tour group to go.
Along South Street a small, shabby place displays intricate and beautiful paper cuttings. The place ...
Today I finally had a chance to explore Pingyao. I took a high speed train to Pingyao--though the guide book only mentions overnight slow trains, since publication a high speed train station opened. Actually, it opened just two weeks ago, and it's 15km outside of the city. Between the city and the train station is what a presume Binzhou looked like a few years ago: large, ...
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