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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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  • The temple is beautiful Built on the slope of a mountain, it seems that even the mountain was carved there. Accessible from Beijing through the night train. Very quiet if you get a bed on the train In datong, a private taxi to the temple and the caves leaves to 380CNY.
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  • The monastery is on-hook mountain. There you will discover the three religions altars. Even if you have vertigo can be without problmeas
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  • The Hanging Temple is quite magnificent. Pls go real early. Not just to beat the crowd but also you get the morning sun shining on the Temple. I was there around 9 plus. Wished I had gone earlier. Onc...  more »