Yan Bei Hotel

No.1A Yuhe West Road, Datong, Shanxi, 037044, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Datong

DaTong, Lanzhou, and Halloween

A travel blog entry by alexandmarymac on Nov 11, 2013

71 photos

So I know we are very late in publishing our blog, so I am playing catch up a bit with this month in review...

October/November proved to be very busy months. For one, Alex has been traveling a lot with his job at the British Council. He mostly takes a flight or train on early Saturday morning, drops his stuff off at the provided (and mostly swanky) hotel, then heads to work for the rest of the day. ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 23, 2013

... hold an international conference on solar power, and huge fields of solar panels are just outside the town.
We were in Datong for the Yingman Grottoes, and for anyone interested in Buddhism or Chinese history, this is a must and definitely didn't dissappoint.
Carved into the sandstone cliffs and all facing North are about 40 caves with Buddha statues from two different dynasties. You can walk along the cliffs and peer into, or in some cases enter, ...

The problem is Spam.

A travel blog entry by yelkins on Sep 30, 2012

37 photos

... Spam! We were pretty confident about not having any Spam on us as we walked through security. That was until my bag set off alarms and so did I. Not only had I forgotten to take off my belt but something was in my bag. I was sure I didn’t pack any Spam. To be honest I’m not really sure what Spam is. After being frisked by a rather tall Chinese woman I was then asked if they could search my bag. Obviously I had nothing to hide so I agreed. The ...

The winding Alleys

A travel blog entry by gearoids on Aug 25, 2011

22 photos

... spelt it right) , from an old smiling man. It means foreigner but in a respectful way.
When Guoxiang finally finished, we met up and headed to his house. Earlier, when walking the side streets, we joked wouldn't it be mad if our host lived in an area like that. Well. He did. He informed us there was no toilet, but a public communal place down the road, but sure it's closed since eight. Hot water courtesy of the kettle. We strolled down some alleys ...

Moving on - Datong

A travel blog entry by markandjo on Mar 09, 2011

2 comments, 21 photos

... see were high-rises and coal chimneys, and we did wonder why we had come here! Once we actually started driving through Datong we saw that it was quite modern, with lots of neon lights and large LCD screens, but no-where near what we are expecting from somewhere like Tokyo. As we drove along, there was suddenly a ...

Location

This hotel, located in the Downtown area of Datong, is near Hanging Monastery, Nine Dragon Screen, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent