Showing: 1 - 6 of 124 RESULTS
Hanging temple near Datong

Social best – Week #16

Best of SmallTravelGuides on Social Networks. Here it comes the 16th issue of periodical review of STG posts on Social Media. In the relevant week of travel I’ve been in China, travelling from Datong to Xian with a stop in Pingyao. For this week you will find 7 Instagram posts, most popular tweet and 2 …

The old town of Pingyao

Pingyao – A real ancient walled town

Travelling to Pingyao. After three nights and two days spent in Datong it is again time to move to a new destination. New place is Pingyao, a relatively small town famous for its very well preserved old walled town. This one is expected to be real, not rebuilt from scratch like the one in Datong. …

Hanging temple near Datong

Visit to the hanging temple

How to get to the Hanging Temple. Beside the Yungang Grottos there is at least anothre important site to visit in this area: the Hanging temple located about 70 kilometres south of Datong. Due to the distance is not possible to use an urban bus to reach it. The easy way would be take one …

Social best – Week #15

Best of SmallTravelGuides on Social Networks. Here it comes the 15th issue of periodical review of STG posts on Social Media. In the relevant week of travel I’ve been in China, mostly in Beijing including Great Wall of China and then I headed to Tianjin and then Datong. For this week you will find 7 …

Datong new walls

Datong and the Yungang Grottoes pt. II

Straight to town. After the great time spent at the Yungang Grottos, I still have enough time to see the centre of Datong. I was impressed by the allegedly fake walls while in the bus on the way to the caves, so my first goal now is to check if my idea was right or …

Buddhas in Yungang Grottos

Datong and the Yungang Grottoes pt. I

Long route to Datong. Today I’m going to visit Yungang grottoes, one of the most famous attractions in China. The site is located not far from a town called Datong. Every time the topic is building carved out in rocks, as temples of Petra in Jordan or Fethiye in Turkey or big statues like those …