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Where to eat: Datong Restaurants

Lunch at Hanging Monastery:

Monasterio Colgante, Datong

After visiting the caves, we recommend going to the Monastery and eating lunch before heading up. The area below the monastery is brimming with restaurants. We recommend Special Flavour, a very, very local spot. We liked the egg rice a lot and also the chicken or pork with mushrooms, though more as a curiosity than for the taste. 20-30CNY per dish.

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Dinner or lunch in Datong before taking the train:

We recommend Best One Pizza. The pizza is very good (50-70CNY) and the Oriental-style pasta is interesting (1-2CNY). You can walk there. It's inside a kind of market in front of Drum Tower: at the end of the main street, on the left, in front of what looks like a Chinese temple.

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