_We***14Trip.com made getting to Pingyao a breeze! Booking the train and hotel couldn’t have been easier! The taxi information link saved us at the train station! It allowed us to communicate clearly with our cab driver.
139***19As a Buddhist holy place, during the May Day, the guests like clouds, the scenic area is crowded, but the scenic area management seems to cope with the lack of, I went to the day issued a limited passenger order, resulting in high-speed down the police handle, persuade back, after the twists and turns into the scenic area. Scenic scenery is general, mainly please worship Buddha, inside the temples, there are many Tibetan Buddhist temples, if you go to the mountains and water, you may really be disappointed in this season.
_AP***06The grottoes far exceed my expectations. not only are the grottoes surrounded by beautiful buildings and temples, it’s really like a giant park. A lovely place to spend the afternoon! the grottoes themselves are truly amazing, definitely a must see.
M42***45We have come to visit our old place again, and we visited it here 47, 8 years ago, when we were soldiers in Xiangfen. So I am very happy, very pleased, to protect the heritage of ancient monuments and cultural heritage in this way, very much appreciated (Qiao's courtyard) in this work. Very good, (hopefully) to protect this heritage, as a Chinese culture to pass on.
Yungang Grottoes in China’s Datong. There are high figurines for Buddhist emperors of the Sinicized nomadic dynasty of Wei, We travelled to Datong on the 8:40am fast train from Beijing North and organised for the taxi driver we got at the new Datong South station to take us to the caves and then bring us back to the station after a few hours at the caves (we have some basic Chinese language skills) It was certainly very cold but the caves are so amazing that we didn’t even think about how cold we were. The whole place is very well done and seeing the caves is very easy - being so cold (-4 on the day we visited) we did pay the 15Y for the electric bus around the site. We highly recommend the Yungang Grottoes if you have time.
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Pingyao ancient city fortification and defence. Well, those times were not very calm and peaceful, but Pingyao and its inhabitants were very rich. The strong and well developed defence system was necessary. Now we can observe some part and some artifacts like gunnery, double wall corridor with iron gate and cage. Inner space separating two gates are particularly interesting. The introduction and description are provided on the spot. Pingyao ancient City is very unusual and interesting place.
Catholic Church of Phingyao Ancient City, Pingyao ancient City, Pingyao city, Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China.
Well it was so unexpected to spot this type of building here in Pingyao ancient city, in the land of Confucius doctrine, but this Christian Catholic temple is historical mark and prove that missioners had reached this region and even founded their own temple here. By the way, the temple is still functioning. It's located right away from Confucius temple at the next cross-road.
Datong is situated in northern Shanxi and bordered by Inner Mongolia to the north and Hebei to the east. It’s easy to fall in love with this city as the attractions, food and people are lovely. You can use bus/ taxi/ didi in getting around the city.
Heading to the holy Wutai Mountain in Shanxi province.
Bell Tower of Ming and Qing road. Pingyao ancient city, Pingyao city, Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. This is the bell Tower if the Ming and Qing Road built centuries ago in the cross-road of two important streets here, in Pingyao. We are exactly in the center of Pingyao ancient city. Actually, this is the tallest building in whole ancient city of Pingyao. It is possible to climb there and all visitors are doing it. Then you will be rewarded by beautiful view on the ancient city and possibly to take pictures of main road in the city, still crowded and vivid like many centuries ago.
Pingyao ancient city and its Newspaper Museum. Located in the heart of ancient City of Pingyao, included in two days combo ticket and it is very interesting and quite different compared to others places museum. The most interesting newspapers are collected here with drawings, articles comments and original design. The historical period of first half of twentieth century is completely presented here. Feel the atmosphere of those days. Probably this place will take no more than thirty minutes, but it definitely must visit.
Xie Tong Qing or Xietongqing (just different guides, books and websites are writing this name separately or together). Once again we are in Pingyao ancient city, Pingyao, Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. And this well preserved through the centuries places Xie Tong Qing is the typical example of small museums in Pingyao ancient city combined together in the one by cultural heritage and as I like to express regarding Pingyao ancient city, the museum under the sky. It's true. Xie Tong Qing is decided into several sections of yards presenting here different artifacts of scenes of ancient City of Pingyao's life related to the trade, escort guards hiring and keeping earned gold. All of these is introduced in very interesting way, it seems you are really getting back to the ancient city of Pingyao.
Tong Xing Gong is another place representing escort agency service which was in demand during flourishing of trade operations and merchant activities in Pingyao ancient city, Pingyao, Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. Yes, there is a lot of very interesting, useful and historically true information about ancient time escort agencies and their services. The museum expositions and introductions are illustrating how it was at that time, including the escort organization (front, middle, back, rear and several other parts having different tasks), elements of armour and weapon decor, skills of guards and ways of they were trained in.