Ningxia Province

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Day #9: What remains of Tangut

Day #9: What remains of Tangut

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 We left our beloved Mongolia on a night train and headed towards the province of Ningxia. We arrived in the city
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Day #9: Pagodas everywhere

Day #9: Pagodas everywhere

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Since we started traveling we have seen pagodas of all shapes and sizes almost everywhere. Kircher also noticed the numerous “towers”,
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Day #10: Two foreign faces create a lot of fuss

Day #10: Two foreign faces create a lot of fuss

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Loyally following the route taken by Grueber and d’Orville, we are now crossing the remote and rural parts of the
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Day #11: To Hell and Back

Day #11: To Hell and Back

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Today, we explored the Gao Miao Temple in Zhongwei. Over time, this temple has catered to Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
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Day #12: Where the Yellow River Brings the Desert to Life

Day #12: Where the Yellow River Brings the Desert to Life

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The Desert: Over the course of several months, the Jesuits crossed an area of the Gobi Desert (which Kircher refers
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