I already wrote about the lost Gothic church in Shanxi province near Datong during the winter and you can read about the history of this beautiful place in my first report here. But it was such a special place that I wanted to visit it again during the summer. Now that this is done, it deserves a new report.
Hiking along the Great Wall of loess
First of all, what was impossible to do during the winter was to follow the Great Wall in the Zuo Yun (左云) area as the weather was too cold and there was too much snow. On the contrary, on that very nice summer day, I could hike for 7 kilometers along the wall, from Weilucun (威鲁村).
Arriving to the lost church in Bataizi
The very interesting fact about this hike was that the church remained unseen for a very long time, as it is hidden by the complicated landscape of the Loess plateau. Only at the last moment, the ruins appeared. If you want to know more about the historical background of the place, you can read the first article about Bataizi church.
During the summer, the landscape is very different but the ruined church remains peaceful. This place is quite unique in mainland China.