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The Most Interesting Historical Places in Shanxi

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Historical Places in Shanxi

Explore the architectural wonder known as Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si), which has defied decay, storms, and dangerous winds for more
Tours from $41
Ping Yao Gu Cheng , Pingyao County
Get a glimpse of the nation's architectural past at the UNESCO-protected Ping Yao Gu Cheng, one of the country's best-preserved imperial-era
Tours from $43
Surviving several dynasties, Huayan Temple of Datong represents one of the best-preserved Buddhist temples of the Liao period (907-1125 CE).
Tours from $180
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Duration: 7 to 8 hours
This full-day tour will take you to some of the most famous attractions in Datong - Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. Yungang Grottos as the UNESCO World Culture Heritage have 254 grottos and 51,000 stone sculptures representing the highest level of world carving art in the fifth century. The Hanging Temple was first built 1400 years ago and is unique for its architecture as well as integrating Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism.
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Known as the world's first pagoda and the highest and oldest wooden structure in country, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda enraptures visitors with it
Tours from $201
Shuanglin Temple , Pingyao County
Tours from $95

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