Monthly Archives: October 2012

International Hostel: Luoyang

Henan is not a well traveled destination and there aren’t as many budget travel options. I like the International Hostels I’ve stayed in in China, but didn’t see anything listed for Kaifeng. Luckily, Luoyang had a hostel. Unluckily, the hihostels.com … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

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White Horse Temple, Luoyang

In Luyoang we went to the White Horse Temple, the place from which Buddhism spread in China. There are several legends relating to this beginning. I’m not sure why since by 266 A.D. when the first Buddhists came to China, … Continue reading

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Water Banquet

In Luoyang in Henan, one night my friend Kristyn and I went to a restaurant known for its water banquet, a local culinary tradition. The water banquet is a 24 course banquet with the courses coming one after another flowing … Continue reading

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Longmen Caves, Luoyang, China

The Longmen Caves drew me to Henan. I’d seen photos of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and found the caves with the tens of thousands of sculptures mesmerizing and mysterious. UNESCO’s site briefly explains their historic and cultural significance stating,: … Continue reading

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Kaifeng Museum

Kaifeng has a nifty museum that just takes an hour or so to get through, perfect for our last morning in the city. They had lots of student paintings, some ceramics, and bronzes. The best part I think was the … Continue reading

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In Line

We needed to get train tickets for the second leg of our trip. After walking in circles to find the ticket booking agency near our hotel, we jumped in a cab for the station on the outskirts of town. Had … Continue reading

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Kaifeng: Sights

In Kaifeng we started with the Chief Minister’s Temple, which is where all the tours stop so get there early to avoid the crowds. This temple complex was first built in 555 A.D. and at its peak 10,000 monks lived … Continue reading

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Henan Hiccup

After so much tumult trying to get train tickets, we finally got some. We thought we were on an overnight train since that’s the only trains I asked for. Nope. We were given fast train tickets, which we didn’t realize … Continue reading

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