Shanxi Province - Da Tong Trip - Hanging Monestary

it is mounted on the side of this mountain. it has been rebuilt a few times over history, i think because the river below would destroy it and then they would build it higher each time.

now there is a huge dam so this monestary will never have to worry again.

its so convenient that some of these statues look like they are asking for money and then oh look there is a little pot for money.

this looks pretty shady. I don't trust chinese construction. I don't even know if there are building codes or laws (that are upheld and not discarded by some RMB in the palm).

why does everything have to be so creepy

this is a thing that carries over to modern times in china. they like putting crap on steps that make it harder for you to walk rather than easier, like those bumps on the stairs in the subway.

these were the "3 deities" the third one didnt fit in the frame

this was the worst food i've eaten in china. just kidding this pink thing is the fuel that burns to cook the worst food i've had in china. again i am a little weary of what this pink thing is made out of and how safe it is.
the worst train ride ever was going back to beijing. it was 6 hrs. small seats, no dividers, you're crammed right up next to the next person. the ticket was $4.50 if you can believe it. it was also impossible to slee because there were people with carts selling fruit. another selling beverages. and other carrying a huge kettle of warm milk and paper cups, 1 cup 1 rmb. so about every 2 minutes you would have someone coming by loudly proclaiming what they were selling, and it goes on and on for 6 hrs. also there was one guy with a broom like stick that just swept a disgusting pile of sheit the length of each car, all while everyone is still on the train. i mean just pushing the pile from one end of the car to the other getting bigger as it went along, with no regard to peoples feet or clothes or watever, he would just jab his filthy syphillis covered broom thing into/on/over/under/across your shoes, legs, belongings, bags to get garbage and whatever else. also this would kick up a cloud of dust with who knows what kind of yummy microbes in it. his job would not be necessary if Chinese people did not throw all of their sheit on the floor! i'm talking about rinds from fruits, shells from nuts and sunflower seeds all over the floor. then to top it all off towards the end of the trip a guy came with a wet mop slopping it over peoples feet. Anyway Datong is the grossest city i've been to in China but it is worth it for the hanging monestary and the yung gang caves.