Yungang Jianguo Hotel

No.21 Yingbin East Road, Shi District, Datong, Shanxi, 037004, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Datong

Not always as old as it looked.

A travel blog entry by glassmerchant on Jul 07, 2014

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... tied to the wall of the river gorge by invisible attachments. Built in a time when there was serious persecution of Buddhists this collection of 40 prayer halls has survived against the odds. This temple is use by Taoists, Buddhist and Confucian monks and pilgrims. Just up river the gorge has been dammed so today there is no raging river to protect the entrance but just a controlled flow through carefully ...

Datong - a reinvention

A travel blog entry by silencespeaker on Apr 23, 2013

... cleaner than Beijing, if full of dust from all the construction. But half the time i thought i saw birds they were flying plastic bags.
Oddly, the tourist areas are extremely well tended. Landscaped walking areas, multilingual brochures, nice museums with little videos or animations to fill in the history. But the city isn't exactly ready for tourists. The shopping street had very little by way of english, hardly any souvenirs, few restaurants we felt ...

The problem is Spam.

A travel blog entry by yelkins on Sep 30, 2012

37 photos

... felt like watching these people. By far one of the most comic things I have seen in Tangshan. Once our train had pulled up to the platform it was then time to jump (I mean this literally) on to the train. The gap was so big I thought I would fall onto the tracks. As we were late booking our tickets we didn’t manage to get seats together, so while Oliver was sat next to a beautiful Chinese lady who refused to take her earphones out for anyone, I was sat at ...

The winding Alleys

A travel blog entry by gearoids on Aug 25, 2011

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... have been built along the contours of the cliff face, connected by rickety catwalks. They were very impressive from a distance but the price and walking through it left much to be desired. We spent an hour here and pulled in down the road for lunch at a arts school.
Kids stayed here to learn music and painting and the rooms upstairs seemed to be self contained dorm rooms and practice rooms. The downstairs area was covered in art works created by ...

Moving on - Datong

A travel blog entry by markandjo on Mar 09, 2011

2 comments, 21 photos

... and helped organise our onwards travel – we decided on soft sleeper this time! Then we headed to the Garden Hotel via taxi, which confirmed that it is all Chinese who drive crazily, not just those in Beijing! The Garden Hotel almost made Mark cry. It had bell boys and dressing gowns, two restaurants on site and ...


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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