Great Wall at Yangquan China…Niangziguan

There is a section of the great wall of China that goes through Yangquan…the gateway from Shanxi to Hebei province, Niangziguan (Women’s Pass) is 45 kilometers away from Pingding County town center, located to the northeast of Yangquan. Originally called Weizeguan Pass, during the Sui Dynasty, Niangziguan is well-known as the ninth pass of theContinue reading “Great Wall at Yangquan China…Niangziguan”

Dining Out in Yangquan Shanxi China

Yangquan has some beautiful restaurants of a huge size seating over a thousand with large areas within the restaurant for parties and functions, public eating areas, and smaller private areas for groups of up to twenty people. Dinners and lunches usually have at least 20 courses, or more. Extravagant by western standards but usual andContinue reading “Dining Out in Yangquan Shanxi China”

Dumplings Yangquan Style

Making dumplings with a Chinese family was a all in experience. Flour and water was combined, then kneaded to make a soft dough. This was cut into small pieces and then rolled into a fat pencil. The fat pensil of dough was then cut into small pieces about the size of a 20 cent coinContinue reading “Dumplings Yangquan Style”

Temples at Wu Tai Shan

http://www.chinaguide2008.com/03/wutai-shan-the-five-peaks-of-serenity/ 108 carved granite steps (the same number of beads on a Buddhist rosary) lead to Dailuo Ding (dàiluó dǐng 黛螺顶), the temple that houses statues of five different forms of Wenshu Pusa, each of whom supposedly live on a different peak. Legend has it that a young monk suggested statues representing the five incarnationsContinue reading “Temples at Wu Tai Shan”

Sunrise Clouds Wu Tai Shan

Wutaishan is a holy Mountain with 132 Buddhist temples. The entire Valley is a Buddhist Sanctuary and Haven for Tibetan Buddhism, and devotees from China and Tibet visit the Mountain. Deities are said to inhabit the bodies of monks, people and animals and wander among the people on the Mountain. It is also said thatContinue reading “Sunrise Clouds Wu Tai Shan”

Wu Tai Shan Shanxi Province

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Wutai Mount Wutai (Chinese: 五台山; pinyin: Wǔtái Shān; literally “Five Plateau Mountain”), also known as Wutai Mountain or Qingliang Shan, located in Shanxi, China, is one of the Four Sacred Mountains in Chinese Buddhism. The mountain is home to many of China’s most important monasteries and temples. Mount Wutai’s cultural heritage consist of 53 sacredContinue reading “Wu Tai Shan Shanxi Province”

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