Hanging in Datong
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The Grottoes were amazing! It was a really nice walk along past them and it wasn't very busy with tourists and tour groups so it was very peaceful.
The Grottoes are a series of caves with Buddha sculptures carved in them. They date from the fifth and sixth centuries and are in remarkably good condition, some even still have paint, although some appear to have been restored at a later date (about 1000 AD).
To cap off a great couple of days, despite not speaking a word of english (go the iPhone lonely plannet translation app!), the hotel staff were amazing. They were so kind and helpful, flagging down a taxi for us and negotiating a price to get to the grottoes and there was an awesome thunderstorm!