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Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), Datong

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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. Put Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) into our Datong vacation builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Datong.
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  • They say don't do anything over a holiday. Datong isn't on a lot of people's must see places but the hanging monastery is a must. We queued for about 90 minutes in the sun but if you take turns you ca...  read more »
  • In the morning the temple are in the shadows - so not even a photo opportunity. And holiday - there were mass on the road (but only there!). Gravel road from the parking lot, not enjoyed our car.
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  • We were there In a very beautiful day, the temples look very high and risky to get up, but when you got there, you feel very safe . There is no shaking and slippery, the temples sit most of it inside ...  read more »
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