Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Yungang Caves

I stayed in Datong and made an excursion to see these jaw dropping caves. I had to compete for space with many Chinese students and older Chinese taking photos but managed to find some more secluded spots. While in Datong I ate some fantastic street food (meat on skewers, delicious breads) and enjoyed looking at the nine dragon screen made of glass tiles.

The temple at the entrance to the caves

Walking in here took me by surprise as you can imagine!

1001 buddhas

Many Chinese were clamouring for photos in front of this boddhista

The tortoise is an important symbol in Vietnam as well

The nine dragons screen

A close up

Datong, not all that pretty, but had some nice streets and wonderful street food

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