The largest Chinese Ancient Main Gate

Most people generally recommend Shanhua Temple as the first travel stop in Datong, because it is the largest main gate in ancient time, with three Dianding verandas (hip roofs). Shanhua Temple was first founded during the Kaiyuan period of the Tang Dynasty (713-741) under the patronage of emperor Xuanzong, at which time it was known as the Kaiyuan Temple. In … More The largest Chinese Ancient Main Gate

Zhangbi Ancient Castle, perfect for tunnel warfare

Speaking of tunnels, the most typical one is none other than tunnels made in the time when the Chinese people fought against the Japanese invaders. Such hidden underground tunnels connect from one village to other village, from one house to other house, giving the Japanese a heavy fight back. I always thought the tunnel warfare … More Zhangbi Ancient Castle, perfect for tunnel warfare

The mighty and magical Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi

Yungang Grottoes is in south west of Wuzhou Mountain, Shanxi Datong, the grottos were dug on the mountain, stretching one kilometer from east to west. The major existing caves are up to 45 size, with fifty-one thousand statues, is one of the largest Chinas ancient grottoes, 1961, the State Council promulgated the Yungang Grottoes as … More The mighty and magical Yungang Grottoes in Datong, Shanxi