Oct 5 2016

Shanxi 山西

Shanxi West of the Mountains (Jin 晋) is a province in northern China. Taiyuan is the capital city, 310 miles/500 km southwest of Beijing. The four major cities:

  • Taiyuan (Yuci/JinZhong)
  • Datong
  • Changzhi 长治
  • Yangquan 阳泉

The province is situated on a plateau 在高原, the valleys make an interesting landscape. Mountains are Taihang Mountains, Mount Hua  and Mount Wutai (Wutai Shan). The Great Wall forms much of the border with Inner Mongolia, the Yellow River forms the western border of Shanxi with Shaanxi.

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Jun 5 2014

The museum at the cave

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Jun 5 2014

The bathroom at Yungang

The bathrooms at the museum, looking like the ones in a stared hotel and are clean. However the bathroom tissues were nowhere to be found – every single booth. As I was leaving, I spotted the cleaning lady and asked. She said,
“Oh, wait, I’ll get it for you.”
No, you don’t have to. You should fill it for everyone who uses it.
I could not do the math right. How much would the bathroom tissue cost, in comparison to this bathroom?
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Jun 5 2014

Yoga, sort of

Datong‘s The Yungang Grottoes 云冈石窟. I got carried away with it. Guess I was a lousy tourist – I didn’t see any signs around. OK, won’t do it again.
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Jun 5 2014

Newly built

Those by the entrance are newly built. Yifu said when he came for a meeting 30 years ago there was nothing.
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Jun 5 2014

The Yungang Grottoes 云冈石窟

Yúngāng Shíkū. The layout is somewhat odd, the entrance is bit hard to find from the parking lot. The tickets are expensive ¥120, here are other information. The road signs are poor.

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The entrance. The seating look very comfortable but wondering why have them at the entrance when everyone is going in. They should have it at the exit when visitors are tired. But ..  There are shops at exit.

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Jun 5 2014

Datong is building up

From Yingbin Jie to Yungang Shiku 云冈石窟 Yungang Grottoes, there are massive residential buildings going up.
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Jun 5 2014

New wall for the old town

We stayed in the new town of Datong but had a chance to visit the old town after the The Yungang Grottoes 云冈石窟. A new wall encircling the old town is being completed and old housing is being demolished. New buildings such as High Street of London is coming.
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Jun 4 2014

Other shops on Yingbin Jie 迎宾街

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The real thing or ?  The contract to success – 目标合同班

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A specialty store

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Jun 4 2014

Beijing hospital in Datong

A steps away from our hotel, there is a hospital specialize in trauma orthopaedic 创伤骨科医院.
The flushing ad says 6月6,7日北京积水潭骨科专家亲临会诊手术
Google says June 6-7 Beijing Jishuitan orthopedic surgery expert consultation in person, and the red bold ad on the van says 您身边的北京积水潭医院, Google translates “Beijing Jishuitan Hospital Near You”
Boy, I don’t know that this Beijing hospital enjoys such high esteem away from Beijing.

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