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Alleyway in the hutongs

Hutongs, more temples, Mao and acrobatic feats in Beijing

October 24th 2014
After we returned from Shanhaiguan we planned our next few days. We had train tickets already booked to go to Datong to visit the Hanging Monastery and the Buddhist Grottoes and were flying to Shanghai from there. We were very thankful that we had seen all the major sites on our previous visit when the city was much less busy. Though we were travelling in the off season here there are just so many ... read more
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