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Perched on the side of a cliff  
   

Perched on the side of a cliff

On a high at the incredible Hanging Monastery in Datong...

October 25th 2014
We woke to sunshine and blue skies on our first morning in Datong. Buffet breakfast was a surprise - absolutely everything you could imagine including endless cappucinnos - a lovely way to start the day. We had been planning on catching a bus out to the grottoes - we knew we would have to hire a driver to take us to the Hanging Monastery a it was 70 kilometres from the city but after talking to th ... read more
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13th November 2014

The old-new
The Hanging Monastery looks fantastic--worth putting up with the street music and the missed beer. China is so bizarre--destroying the picturesque hutongs to build new, old cities. Glad you found treasures within those streets, and I love that great doorknob.
13th November 2014

Door knob..
Hi Tara, I agree with you re the doorknob.... Thanks for reading and enjoying my blogs.. Linese

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