Tag: datong

  • Phreaky Essays: Datong - Buddhist Caves, Hanging Monasteries and New Friends

    written by breakphreak on 2009-01-11 in #news
    Phreaky Essays: Datong - Buddhist Caves, Hanging Monasteries and New Friends

    After the big crowded Beijing (and we've liked it) we've jumped on a 4-hours train to the small town, named Datong. We've took the simplest hard seat tickets and tried to communicate with the other passengers as much as we can with nearly zero vocabulary (still succeeded to learn some Chinese card game that should be played very fast).

  • Yungang Grottoes, Datong, China

    written by breakphreak on 2009-01-02 in #world #locations
    Yungang Grottoes, Datong, China

    53 grottoes (read: caves) with thousands statues carry a history of 1500 years back in time. The historical records state that more then 40000 people contributed to the project that took 50 years to complete (all happened during the Northern Wei Dynasty, guided by a monk, named Tan Yao).

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