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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 …

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 …

Bridge in Tianjin

Tianjin: a bit of Italy in China

And now… China! After the wonderful time spent in Beijing, a town that will always remain in my heart and where I will return one day, today I will head to Tianjin starting this way my Chinese journey that will end in the former colonies of Macau and Hong Kong. My train doesn’t leave from …

Chinese delicacies

Food in Beijing: Duck or Scorpions?

Last day in Beijing. Today is going to be my last day in Beijing. I’m sure there are more monuments to visit but I’ve decided to spend my remaining time here focused on food that here, as we know, is really a serious matter. Before of it, now that finally my plan for next days …

Great Wall of China (2017)

Great Wall of China

Extending my stay in Beijing. In my yesterday post I didn’t say it but I’ve decided to change my plan. Originally I should have stayed in Beijing only three days, definitely not enough. I became fully aware of it during my second day and so I’ve agreed with my hotel to keep the room for …