Xin Xing Yuan Business Hotel
Travel Blogs from Linfen
We struggled to wake at the 7am alarm and only mobilised for the day by around 9am! After our usual jelly breakfast we walked for around 25 minutes to the train station, where after asking a number of people we found the street side bus stop. After a 50 minute bus journey we arrived into Jiexiu to find that there were no buses heading onto Zhangbi, where we wanted to go to, so negotiated a taxi to take us. Zhangbi was a very quaint old village, however the really unusual thing here was ...
... Buzzing from the coffee we spent the rest of the day exploring the walled city. Impressively this UNESCO city was very well preserved within a high intact outer wall. After walking around the inside of the wall we admired the large entry arches, small alley ways and crumbling classic Chinese architecture, complete with red lanterns on the houses. Jen spotted that we could climb up a central watch tower, and so we squeezed up the narrow worn stone stairway to reach a great ...
... life and the Datong terror hotel it felt just nice not to overdo mysel as I knew the most adventurous was yet to come.
Later that night I went to eat at the same restaurant as yesterday, so the guy welcomed me with a great smile. His food was good and I didn’t get sick from it, so better stay at the source J
At night I chilled at the hostel and packed my bags since I had to take the 9am bus to Xi’an the next ...
... I was surrounded by a whole crowd, neighbours,
friends, cats & dogs... Everybody wantd to have their picture taken That’s
the moment where I took my polaroid look-alike fuji camera out of my bag. They
looked strange at me like they saw a foreigner for the first time in their
lives... I asked them to go and stand against the wall so I could take a pic
and give something back to them for their kindness. It took me a while to
explain what ...
"This is the China we all think of" - Lonely Planet 2011
What a lovely little town.There are two halves to Pingyao - the typical Chinese industrial city with smog, dirty factories, tower blocks being built everywhere and traffic jams. However push past this and into Old Town preserved within the City Walls and it's like stepping into another world.
Naturally, being a UNESCO World Heritage Site it was busy and there was your standard array ...