To behold not only the main sights of China, well and how there live people in China, it is possible having visited such the city, as Datong. By the way, the trip there will manage cheaply (how many there is a rest in China in Datong and how to receive the visa to China it is possible to learn in the next travel agency) since this region just starts to receive tourist popularity.
In Datong approximately in kilometre to the West from the Screen of dragons is Huayansa – the ancient temples of China founded in 1038 in board of a dynasty of Liao. To the temple the street which is branching off in the southern direction from Da Xi Jie (Dasitsza), opposite to KFC conducts. Roofs of temple structures tower over low neighbouring shops so will orient to you simply. The remained structures, generally eras Cin, form actually two ensembles: Top temple (ежедн.; 08. 00-18. 30; CNY 20), the 1st on your way, seems a little thrown. Pay attention to an unusual decor of a roof – elephants with pagodas on backs – and the small, skilfully executed altars which have been taken out by modern believers in a courtyard. Standing on a platform of 4-metre height and not so long since restored big Main hall of the XII century, one of 2 huge Buddhist halls in China, is turned contrary to tradition of China on the East (a hall members of sect of solntsepoklonnik built). It is atypical for the region and a decor of a roof of a hall – its eaves are bent up. In a hall on inimitable painted thrones sit 5 wood and modelled Buddhas of an era of the Mines painted in golden colour. Them surround 12 guards inclined in respectful bow and as if listening to something; some from their lines of persons remind Indians. The wall frescos recreating scenes of an award by the Buddha of a nirvana, and actually one thousand ceiling panels with images of flowers, Sanskrit letters and dragons are restored with a reconstruction of their unique unusual colour combinations. Having gone on the right from an entrance to this complex, you will leave to Nizhny to the temple (ежедн.; 08. 00-18. 30; CNY 20), remarkable the hall – one of rare constructions of times of board of a dynasty of Liao erected as appears from an inscription on an arch support, in 1038. In the twilight of an interior figures of modelled Buddhas and бодхисатв (all them 31) with distinguished lines, in the vestments decorated with an inimitable relief in tradition of old China are guessed.
Permits from Vladivostok to China can be got in all travel agencies of the city.