Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Datong

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Explore the architectural wonder known as Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), which has defied decay, storms, and dangerous winds for more than a millennia. With an immaculate mix of aesthetics, religion, and constructional mechanics, the gravity-defying monastery represents one of China's great cultural achievements as it hangs off a cliff face. Explore the Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian attractions hidden amid 40 halls and cabinets. Inspect the carved sculptures made of iron, stone, copper, and, inevitably, terra-cotta. Because of applied Taoist principles during construction, notice how the entire monastery remains silent. Prepare to walk up and down a lot of narrow steps during your visit. Arrange your visit to Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Datong using our Datong online journey planner .
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  • The temple is as stunning on the ground as it is hanging from the mountain. The setting is in the mountains so traveling to the temple is a nice drive. Yes it was busy but OMG it was worth fighting my...  more »
  • To the suspense temple of the crowd is really many, to the suspense temple, in addition to the ticket, to purchase another temple ticket, this is called the scene, is the Chinese mainland is very popular business operation mode. Mount Si Shan Road to slowly line up, just have to enter, the majority of people should be old grandchildren to this a game mentality!
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  • 60 Km of Datong we find this marvel to 70 meters of height on the Henshen mountain, where the cold and the wind dominated the scene, but the surprise was that to ascend to the temples the wind disappeared, because they were built on a place of the mountain that the pr otegia. We went over by the narrow corridors and stairs, seeing images of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. A visit not to be missed in a strange place with the waterfall and the river.
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