Trip Start Jan 22, 2010
26Trip End Apr 30, 2010
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Where I stayed
TaiJia Hotel, Datong
Silly me didn't work out the last bit and I had to go and get help from the front desk. I must have padded up to the girls manning the desk really quietly, because both were totally engrossed in playing games on their mobile phones and completely unaware of my presence. I watched them for a minute or two before saying "Ni hao" and making them jump out of their skins guiltily.
Anyway, Mr Wang took us out to see the Hanging Temple, some 40 miles away
The Hanging Temple was the result. It is set at the same height as a four or five storey building, and clings to the rock in a gravity defying state. The whole structure consists of narrow wooden rooms, many of which contain statues of the Buddha and his Arhats. Mum managed to get up and down the narrow staircases on her knees. The balconies overlooking the long drop were just a couple of feet tall. It felt very precarious looking out over the valley.