TripAdvisor Reviews Xingyuan Hotel Guyuan
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... temples were pretty much the same as many of the others we saw except for one that had these statues angled so they looked like they were coming out if the wall and the main statue looked like it was giving you the finger. We spent about 5 hours up on the mountain and then headed back to town. We researched what there was to do in the town but there really was nothing. No museums, art galleries, other historic sites or anything. Thus it was a lazy afternoon and evening of reading for ...
... food shops. Everyone made their first stop the supermarket. Fresh veggies! I am so excited to be eating fresh uncooked veggies for the next two days. For dinner we went to a hot pot place. This was different than any of the others I had been because we each had our own sauce pot in front of us instead of a communal one. This allowed us to also choose if we wanted herb, mushroom, or low, medium, or hot spice. I went with the medium and it was just right for ...
... and nuns.
The fit climbed up the very steep stairs to the top temples and hanging bridges. Those of us not so adventurous enjoyed exploring the central plateau, reached by bus, exploring the terraces, lighting incense at the temples, enjoying the views up and down the mountain and riding down on the cable car.
One of the best days of the whole trip.
... the outskirts were full of modern high rise
residential skyscrapers. Ditto for many of the other towns we passed along
The expressway was either closed for construction or not yet
completed for one stretch over a pine-covered mountain range just west of
Pingliang, requiring a quite long detour on country roads, a change from plan
that was well worth the experience. He two hour detour on back roads ...
"An ordinary layman with a family cannot be expected to devote his whole life to the service of others, whereas a monk, who has no family responsibilities or any other worldly ties, is in a position to devote his whole life 'for the good of the many, for the happiness of the many." - Walpola Rahula, describing Buddhism
Before leaving the Taoist mountain, I bought a bright red Taoist bandana. A lot of people were tying them around ...