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Mud-brick mountain village.  
   

Mud-brick mountain village.

Datong daytrip nr. 2

February 10th 2008
Day two was reserved for the famous hanging monastry, located some 65 km's south east of Datong, and build into the Heng Shan sacred mountain. It's a pretty impressive sight, although very touristy. The weather on this day was absolutely freezing, so my enjoyment of the monastry was tampered a bit by not being able to feel my hands and face. Taking photo's becomes slightly difficult as well, but ... read more
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