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The monastery was built on the cliffs of Mt. Hengshan, one of the five most sacred mountains in China. The caves and halls are connected by winding corridors and bridges.
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Hengshan, Datong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The glass boxes at Grand Canyon or Pic du Midi are nothing compared to the walk through the labyrinth of the Hanging Temple. The poesy of Miyazaki with the architectural beauty of Rocamadour.

Thank Barnabaix
Reviewed 5 days ago

see this while it lasts! The number of tourists going is outstripping the maintence budget I was told and it is easy to see that these ancient buildings cantileavered on a clif is expensive to maintain. Looking up from below one marvels at how the...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very cool to see how they build this on the past. It's not too scary to go into the hanging temple, and I can tell because I'm a little bit afraid of heights myself.

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The site is breathtaking. It was very crowded when we were there and it took a lot of time to go through, not really worth it, but a must see from a distance!

Thank Edith B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A very memorable sight in our recent trip to China - I'm so glad to have experienced it. It's stunning when you see it from below....but that fact that you can still walk around it, high up, precariously perched on the cliff-side, is amazing. Loved...More

1  Thank Ann M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Just an amazing experience...the site is something that really takes your breath away. I reached the temple by taxi and it was very easy to find one. As soon as you leave Datong railway station it's plenty of taxi drivers. I paid CNY 60 -...More

2  Thank Logan F
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

There wad a howling gale and sandstorm on the day we visited. It was hot and difficult to stand or walk. The site was stunning mind blowing and awesome. If yoy can get there please go. Its a must see.

1  Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We found ourselves with an extra day in Beijing and having seen what we wanted in the capital, decided to take a day trip here via private car. It would have been quicker probably taking the train to Datong as it took 4 hours to...More

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visit this place before it becomes too well known as the temple itself is relatively fragile and precariously clings to the cliff side. This is a bit of a hidden gem in the midst of a coal blighted parted of China. On the drive there...More

Thank Slick Vic V
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Easiest to hire a driver as costs are reasonable, especially when a vehicle is shared. Visited this Temple in 1983 for the first time - and it still feels incredible to squeeze through small stairwells leading to the various levels of this Temple literally hanging...More

Thank Jill J
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8 September 2016|
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Response from Val C | Reviewed this property |
not that we are aware of there may be restrictions as to how many can go up at a time, but you can go up as many times as you want. There are other areas below that you can visit also.
24 August 2016|
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Response from rhysw552016 | Reviewed this property |
oops - I forgot about the times....which are available on the internet for anyone with a computer... this also give you more information about time and distances....(costs is there too but if you're over 60 its... More
Sebastian M
25 April 2016|
Response from Ianvss |
Have you found the answer for your question? I plan to go there in the next two weeks and don't know what to expect.
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