Yan Bei Hotel
Travel Blogs from Datong
... charm of some other old towns we'd seen. We were starving and couldn't find any restaurants at all so opted for a guilty McDonalds for Linner. A short stroll down the restored main street we came across a cafe where we relaxed with an excellent cappuccino and had a good wifi session. We had a fairly long walk back to our hotel in search of water and snacks for the next day, which we eventually found, before crashing out! Stayed at Jiulong Holiday Hotel, Datong [T&J Rating: ...
... if the kindergarten, a red fish, it brings: happiness, prosperity, health. That sounds good! Saturday it was time for packing my bags and in the evening I had to go to the station to catch my train to Pingyao! The overnight sleepertrain was pleasantly comfortable, but that's soft sleeper class. Quite expensive for Chinese. About 25 euros for a journey of 8 hours, so to Dutch standards very affordable. In the morning I arrived in Pingyao, the hostel was ...
... the local area and just taking in the atmosphere there. I don't know why but I have been expecting the towns outside Beijing/Shanghai to be small and rural - no way - they have millions of people - are hectic, sprawling block after block of high-rise apartments and traffic to take your breath away. I thought crossing the road in Hanoi was hair-raising enough - it is just as bad here! Zebra crossings? What are they for? ...
... Some people see it as a sort of miracle.
In the city of Datong they are some beautiful temples and a Nine Dragon Screen originally part of the gate of the palace of the son of Hong Wu, the emperor of the Ming dynasty.
But the surroundings of the city are the site of the Yungang Caves.
There is a nice park leading to the cave’s site, designed recently because the Mayor of Datong wanted ...
... welcome to Datong!
He sat and talked to us for quite a while.
I thought he was going to sell us a tour but he wanted to just practice his English.
He was waiting for his senior high school grading results.
Everyone in China does this exam on the same day.
The results are really important.
You need good results to get in a College or Univercity.
If you get bad results it can change your whole ...