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Luoyang, China

It was a long journey from Suzhou. We briefly went back to Beijing then had to fly to Shenzhen, go across the border into HK and then cross back into China within the hour, catch another plane to Zhengzhou & then catch an evening 4 hour bus to Louyang arriving at almost midnight……….and all because we'd stuffed up out China Visa. D'oh!
Oh well, back to the real reason why we wanted to come to Louyang. To see the Longman Caves.
I hope the pictures do the place justice as they were truly amazing. They were only discovered in the 1970's I think, hidden for thousands of years, and it's incredible to believe The Caves were all carved & created by hand. They could easily be an 8th wonder of the world.

Another day trip we made & were really looking forward to was to the Shaolin Monks (at Shaolin obviously) but to be honest the trip was a bit of a waste of time. We only got to see them perform for about 30 mins & it was a bit naff & didn't really shows off their skills.

There were however loads of great street food stalls in Louyang - China is pretty much all about the food! Dan's fave were nan bread-style snacks stuffed with pork & Spring onion & smothered in chilli of course……they were almost my fave too before I discovered they had meat in them. I thought they were a bit too tasty ;-)

permalink written by  mich_and_dan_moors on July 7, 2011 from Luoyang, China
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