Yangguang Haiyue Hotel
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... spoke English and he sent me in the right direction. I was about 20 minutes from the hostel on foot. It was on a pedestrian street in the newly renovated "old town". Yep, you read that right. You also have to walk through a kids' clothing store to get to this hostel, no joke. So confusing.
No one was immediately available to check me in, though. So, I wandered around asking everyone if they worked there until someone came out to ...
... into the rock face to allow the monks to view the face of the carvings from the outside, or perhaps to allow the carvings to keep an eye on what was happening outside. The largest carving was over 70 meters tall and what it may have lacked in detail it really made up for in sheer size. Mary explained to us that the time frame that each cave was carved had a great deal to do with the style of the carvings, much like in India, and we could see examples of where ...
... out the door.
Our next port of call was a KTV date with our fellow travellers. Since our initial experience of this Chinese style karaoke had exceeded expectations, we went along without any hopes of it being similar- which it wasn't! The bigger and shyer group meant it was a slow starter. However, once we got going it was highly entertaining. The highlight being the addition of 'Claire', who takes it very seriously and doesn't hold back on the power ballads! (E: ...
... basically had the wall to myself for the entire afternoon, so I spent about 2 hour walking around it, simply amazing. Returned to the hotel for a luxurious nights sleep.
Western buffet at the hotel, excellent. After breakfast it was off to the train station to board a tourist bus to Yungang Caves. The caves are man made with multiple Buddha carving dating to the middle ...
Sooo we said goodbye to Beijing- I'll be back one day! I❤beijing. We took a hard seated 6 hour night train to our next stop Datong. NEVER take a hard seat train, literally a train crowded to the max! So cramped and impossible to doze or be comfortable on. Its the cheapest train, but then u have also have people standing in the passageway. So imagine thousand of people on the worst train possible and ...