Travel Blogs from Jiuquan
... Fen was very knowledgeable and I found this to be a really great treat.
We also went to the Yulin grottos, the caves built into the side of a huge riverbank that dates back to the beginning of Buddhism in China. The wall painting and statuary was out of this world. We were not allowed to take photos but I will find some internet links to pass on to you so you can see what we saw.
At the Grotto the wind was blowing ...
... off the artist). It was very reminiscent of what you would see in an Egyptian toomb!! Managed to duck down and come out with bith us and the tomb (for the verticcally challeneged) in tact. It would be a fabtastic place to store food as it had a constantly cool temperature!
Onthe way back to our hotel I got the driver (sorry cant spell his Chinese name) to stop in the middle of the raod so I could photograph one of the steel plants. I think he though ...
... architecture. I m going to get neck ache from constantly rubber necking to take photos and look at all the new and being constructed buildings. One of the most impressive was the theatre and we decided to treat ourselves to opera tickets for tonight. Should be .....tiring as it is in mandarin with no translation (apart from Chinese characters!). Our next little sightseeing expedition took up to the dolphin and ball, Ecological park which ...
... until i realised he was there to pick up the young man. Both of them (a staff from another hotel) did everything they could including driving us around the city to reach our hotel. I hadn't got 3 steps in the door before the snooty ***** told me no. She wouldn't accept the reservation we had and told Wen that foreigners couldn't stay there!! The manner in which she spoke to Wen was bloody appalling as well!! By this point i was getting fraught as i had ...
... and the staff trying desperately to communicated with each other - both written and verbally - with out either one being able to speak, read or write a single word in the other's language. They didn't get very far, despite pictures of notes being taken and sent back to the UK for translation but formed a very amusing and endearing bond.
We also ventured out of town to the Start/End of the main part of the Great Wall, along ...
Other places to stay in Jiuquan
Downtown, Jiuquan | Hotelfrom $34