Things to do in Datong

Top Things to Do in Datong

Things to Do in Datong

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  • CJL
    5 contributions
    This is a great place for worship and I love the beautiful architecture! It isn't too crowded if you visit on a weekday.
    Written 4 July 2021
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  • PaulSiow
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
    We took the metro and walked here from the nearest station. The temple was rather quiet when we came, unlike the nearby Bao An temple which was crowded.
    Written 23 October 2020
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  • ianwyj
    Singapore, Singapore5,064 contributions
    Taipei's centrally-located main bus and train station is surrounded by a number of interconnected malls. Q Square Mall is one such mall, and we found it blessed with a range of tempting shopping options. But more intriguing for us were the range of restaurants/eateries (we counted at least twenty different outlets) spread over four floors, so much so that we ended up going back a number of times during our relatively short stay in the city.
    Written 12 May 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia11,696 contributions
    The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei (MOCA) is housed in a building dating from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It was later the headquarters of the Taipei City Government. Contemporary art often involves installations and paintings that may seem odd.
    Written 28 December 2020
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  • Mrs Peh
    9 contributions
    It can be a maze here. You may miss the signage here and there, but thankfully, there are location maps every few meters. Taipei City Mall is divided into a few sections; M, R, K, Y and Z zones. We only managed to sweep Y zones because of the Japanese anime, games and lots of gachapon and claw machines. If you are not a fan of any of above, there are still some clothes, jewelries, souvenirs, bags shops along the way.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • Ooi Hong K
    24 contributions
    The temple may be small but it is a very important temple to the locals. When we dropped by, it was the fifteenth on the lunar calendar and the temple was teeming with temple goers. The temple also offered free blessed tea (wolfberries & red dates) for visitors on one side. Best time to visit is probably during May 13th (lunar calendar) which is the City God's Birthday.
    Written 19 November 2019
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  • Linda K
    Port Saint Lucie, FL2,358 contributions
    Just outside the subway station of the same name, this traditional market sells a bit of everything -- fresh produce and fruits, meats, fish, eggs and prepared foods. Try to avoid the scooters driving through the market and for a respite, duck into the Wenchang Temple for a bit of quiet. For a special treat, be sure to grab a Taiwanese Burrito from the vendor across the street to the south of the temple -- the best NT$35 you'll spend all day.
    Written 5 July 2019
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  • Heng How N
    Singapore, Singapore7,460 contributions
    This pier or wharf is along Tamsui river. It is now a connector along the river for many activities - walking, running, cyclying, tennis, exercise, etc.
    Written 8 May 2019
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  • TravelbugVietnam
    Vietnam1,637 contributions
    I had originally visited Yongle in December, but as it was a Sunday it was closed. This time I wanted a table runner made exactly the same as one I have on my dining table and had faded. I found a woman who sewed and she called a young man who turned out to be her son and spoke really good English. I showed them both the old runner and the mother suggested a particular fabric seller on the floor below. Sean, the son came with me and acted as interpreter. I couldn't believe it when I found the exact same fabric as the old runner which I had bought ready made in Shanghai years ago. We all consulted on yardage and the trimmings then we took it back to the mother to sew. I said I would pick it up a few days later. Sean offered to deliver it to my hotel and it arrived and looked perfect along with the old runner and the left over fabric. They had even included a little gift for me in the shape of a coin purse on a key ring. I loved this market and my new table runner. It was so convenient having the fabrics and the sewing people all in the one building. So if you want something copied or cushion covers or anything else you are sure to find it at Yongle market
    Written 18 May 2019
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  • Michael G
    Lampang, Thailand365 contributions
    All of these stations are very well set up . There is English on almost everything so really helps there is also almost always helpful
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,070 contributions
    This is a lovely museum in a heritage building. Dating back to 1962, this building was formerly a Pharmacy. After being left unused for a long period, It was purchased by Ms. K.C. Chen (Eva Tan, 陳國慈律師), and was revitalized into a museum and cultural center.

    It is a modernist style building, with terrazzo as the main construction method in the interior. There are exquisite terrazzo pictures on the floors. For example, "ginseng plants" on the first floor, "grapes" on the second floor, … etc.

    The exhibition's themes cover the fields of "traditional living culture" and "old buildings". The current exhibitions are “Pickling and Marinating” and “Year of the Tiger”. In addition to exhibitions, the museum also holds lectures and seminars to let people know about traditional life and culture.

    Free admission. The volunteers are attentive and top-notch.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Dallin C
    Taipei, Taiwan6 contributions
    It was a very hard-breaking, yet educating experience. Similar to the war museums in Ho Chi Minh, this museum taught me things and perspectives that I was unaware before. It's small, but intimate. You'll learn from these victim's stories.
    Written 29 September 2020
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  • George A
    Phoenix, AZ206 contributions
    This walled space across from the Bao'An Temple and the Confucius temple complex is well worth a stroll when you visit these other two sites. Inside the gates, there are about 4-5 little areas, each centered around a pond and landscaped with tranquil scenes: some have sculptures of miniature buildings, some have animal statues. The biggest pond has a giant dragon spewing water out, with a colourful mural behind it. Kids will love it to explore around the nooks, grottoes, and rocks. There are also areas where you can sit down and have a little bit of a picnic.
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • Soko37
    Prague, Czech Republic3,986 contributions
    Sometime there is ordinary feedback for ordinary things. Accidentally we have had accommodation on this street. Some street food 🥘 restaurants, some shops 🏬 nothing unusual
    Written 2 October 2018
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  • liucy752
    Taipei, Taiwan1,070 contributions
    This is one of the oldest temples in Taipei. It was first established in 1864 (3rd year of Emperor Tongzhi, Ching Dynasty). The current building was built in 1914, and was refurbished in 1994.

    The main God in the temple is Mazu. It also worships Guanyin Bodhisattva, Emperor Guan (God of war), Emperor Wenchang (God of culture and literature), Goddess of child birth, Lord of the soil,... etc

    On the famous food street in front of the temple, there are over ten stalls of traditional food. You can try the old good taste and feel the style of old Taipei.
    Written 2 July 2022
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