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Datong Travel Reviews

Mr. VERN
Oct 28, 2012 21:06

It has been 7 years since I visited here the last time.  Like most of China, there have been dramatic changes.  Instead of the quaint stalls selling the standard stuff, there is a huge, modern visitors center.  The price has chaged, as well.  It used to bej60 RMB, now it is 150 RMB. ... Details

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Dec 16, 2009 22:30

60km outside the unprepossessing city of Datong, Shanxi Province, is a small town called Hunyuan. 5km outside Hunyuan the cliffs of the Jinlong (Golden Dragon) Canyon rise precipitously into a blue summer sky. Some 50m up their vertical white rock, suspended like some overgrown circus performer on wooden ... Details

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Dec 12, 2009 00:55

Long before I arrive in Datong, it makes its presence felt in a line of dark grime slowly infiltrating the pale blue morning sky. It is an ominous, if not unexpected introduction to this city in the north of Shanxi Province that was once the capital of the Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 398-494), but is now ... Details

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Oct 15, 2009 01:32

It was very rushed but we did it, Tianjin 天津 to Shanxi山西 and back..

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We set out on 4 October by train. It was a very old train, cold, crowded and uncomfortable, we couldn’t get any sleep during the night on the train. We got on ... Details

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Jan 3, 2006 02:01

In one hand, dozens of beds in the same train carriage, talkative Chinese people walking towards each other and trying to start a nice conversation, steaming lamb noodle soups all around…and in the other hand, just me forcing my senses to catch each image, each word, each smell. Like a new born ... Details

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Nov 9, 2005 04:11

In September, my daughter and I visited China for a three week holiday. This included attendance at a model aircraft hobby Exposition in Beijing from 01 to 05 Oct. Having friends in Nanjing who were displaying their products at the Expo, I accepted their invitation to travel from Nanjing to Beijing ... Details

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Feb 16, 2005 05:02

Datong is certainly undervalued and most people pass by without knowing what they just missed!

It is right on the way between Beijing and Xian. By train it takes about 6 hours to get there from Beijing and it costs about 46 Yuan for Hard Seat. The train ticket to Xian was about 130 Yuan for Hard ... Details

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Feb 13, 2005 10:02

As usual, we rented a car to travel around Italy which we find a necessity. Most of the time driving in Italy is fairly uncomplicated although larger cities and the Almafi coast can be challenging. Also, as always, our vacation this year revolved around food. Reading this year’s journal, as with ... Details

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