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... series of defence tunnels that were 1400 years old! We decided not to get a guide and inside an old temple found the stairs leading underground. The tunnel network was simply amazing, spreading over 1500 meters and spanning three different levels. Most of the network wasn't bricked and even gently touching the ceiling sent the damp clay like surface crumbling to the ground - quite disconcerting given the small space and having heard that one exit had collapsed! We couldn't get ...
... of room 490RMB = 50 pounds). The room is off the old courtyard, and furnisehd with a huge Kang bed, which has space for coal heating underneath, and a futong matress on top. The pillows are filled with corn or something similar.
Pingyao was a finanical city in the Ming and the first draft bank in China was founded here in the middle of the Qing Dynasty.
... took place are all less than 5 years old and that up until then the pagoda was part of the 'vast, vast countryside'. The area could not be more intergrated into modern day Xi'an if it tried. It's unbelievable.
After the show a few us headed into the city centre to sample the delights of 'Bar Street'. Again I was shocked to find a strip that reminded me a bit of a slightly higher market version of Malia - ...
... us twice along the way (funny how they seem to have no qualms about leaving tourists in the middle of nowhere) and even stopped halfway not wanting to take us any further without getting more money. We didn't give him any money and simply refused to get out of the car. After about 15 to 30 minutes of us just sitting there in the car - I was having a late breakfast in the meantime - the driver caved in and realized he couldn't get rid of us any other ...
... It took about 20 minutes to get through the gate, but once we were through, we were free! We were still about 35 kilometers from Shijiazhuang, but it felt so good to be flying down the highway.
We arrived back at our dorms around 1:30 a.m. On the bus, we had figured it out that we spent almost 25 hours on a bus and 8 hours actually sightseeing. While the places we visited were really cool, it was not worth what we ...
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