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Datong City Wall and Huayan Monastery Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Culture

In the final video for our mini-series on Datong in northern Shanxi province, we visit the recently restored City Wall and the recently renovated Huayan Monastery.  With these historical structures being transformed and made into tourist attractions, Datong hopes to shed its image as the “Coal City” while bringing in more tourist RMB.

大同 – dà tóng

城墙 – chéng qiáng
City Wall

文化革命 – wén huà gé mìng
Cultural Revolution

煤城 – méi chéng
Coal City

人民币 – rén mín bì

zài chéng qiáng shàng, nǐ kě yǐ kàn dào zhè lǐ de guò qù hé wèi lái
On top of the City Wall, you can see the past and future of this place.

华严寺 – huá yán sì
Huayan Monastery

辽朝 – liáo cháo
Liao Dynasty

明代 – míng dài
Ming Dynasty

故宫 – gù gōng
Forbidden City

麻辣香锅 – má là xiāng guō
hot and spicy pot

非常好吃 – fēi cháng hǎo chī
very delicious

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Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they're currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.

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