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Travel Blogs from Pingliang
... 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 ...
... taught 4 others on the bus how to play so I am sure that we will have a bunch more games over the next few weeks. The drive was quite smooth today as we were mostly on the motorway and there wasn't immense traffic so there was little car honking going on, making the trip quite enjoyable. We arrived in the city of Pingliang around 15:30. It is a city of about 106,000. Like everywhere else, they are building the Lego block apartment buildings but I really ...
... 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 ...
... us – must have been different shift – and our picture was not up on the wall. No celebrity treatment. However, the food was twice as tasty as our previous visit and half the price. (Think the bigger group and fewer beers might have ...