Yungang Jianguo Hotel
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... wood, ornately painted and carved, with a series of rooms with statues of the gods for worship. Ornate, beautiful ceramic tiles finish the roof. The sleeping platform where some of the monks slept has a stove underneath it, a good move as winter temperatures here are 20 C below, or worse. Back to the car park, and Mr Zhou drove us to the Yungang grottoes These caverns and Buddhist statues were carved out of sandstone cliffs near Datong AD 386-534 and extend for about a km. ...
... quite nice. With
my tummy filled I left and went back on the streets. I walked around a bit, but
it seemed there was not much to do...
Along the way I bought some drinks and some snacks and I headed back to the
hotel. As I didn’twant to spend much time in the room I grabbed my book and sat
down at the reception... till it was time to go to bed...
I prayed the guy wouldn’t knock on my door at 6am !!
... also because it includes Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian elements! (A bit of back-ground for you!!)
So after our adventurous trip back, where I only though we were going to crash one, we explored a few more sites in the city before heading back to the hotel so that we could maximize the sleeping time in the awesome thick, comfy beds, as we had to be up 'early' the next morning to catch the train to Beijing.
We got on our penultimate train in China to get to Datong, another place famous for its caves. It was our first experience of long distance traveling in China, something we had to do a lot in SEA and are very glad we don't have too many left. Just like SEA it was cramp and dirty and they liked to pump out terrible music. After 7 hours we arrived in Datong. We had struggled to find a hostel to stay at as its not a major ...
... we were able to take in more time and enjoy the cultural importance of the site. Eventually we had to get going and the security officers who manage the site began to herd people away from the grottoes. We headed back into town and settled on a hot pot dinner around the corner from our hotel. The hot pot was delicious and we had more vegetables than meat but other than that, everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. It was decided that tomorrow we would sleep in a bit as we had ...