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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. 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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  • Looked from Afar imposing. Is pretty small and is somewhat "überhyped". Very tight and a lot of people. It was interesting, but enough for once. The rooms were filled with Buddhas and were personally not so exciting for me. Unfortunately, the atmosphere is destroyed by the well-maintained and constructed meadows.
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  • It should explain how the monastery is balanced on so thin stakes. Seen from downstairs makes super good :) Go preferably during the new year. There is no one
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  • The place is very high in the mountains and the day we went it was snowing, making it more beautiful, but somewhat inhospitable. Very windy with snow and very cold, we ended up making a visit. The structures are amazing, and you can go all the way. It's loud and people with difficulties with altitudes may have problems in some stretches, however it is possible to find elderly and children everywhere, even under the snow. Inside there are statues of Gods of 3 distinct redigiões, Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist, which is very interesting because I didn't see these features anywhere else in China. The place is amazing.
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