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Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)

Hengshan, Datong, China
+86 137 5322 2325
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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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  • Average5%
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Hengshan, Datong, China
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"the cliff"
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"hanging temple"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not trying to be cynical but the best is looking at it from below. We had a great time chilling out in the valley and just soak it all in over a cup of tea. Sheer cliffs raise up above you and it is nice....More

Thank femmemme
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so glad we visited this site. A bit scary climbing up as the structure looks a bit like its going to collapse any minute. Take lots of pictures. Dam adjacent is also a photo opportunity.

Thank beijingheart
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally worth the trip from Beijing. We went in a sleeping train, and it was pretty safe. We arrive pretty early and book a taxi on site. All negociable. We spent 300yuan on a daily tour to the hanging temple and yugang grottoes, in a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place - long history. I recommend early morning as it’s true you do get the light on the temple & better photos, not so many people & it’s not too hot. We had a guide, it was nice as we learned more about the...More

Thank Denise M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some parts don't quite meet the health and safety standards we might be used to outside of Asia but it's part of the fun! This place is amazing and the reason we scheduled a trip to Datong. About 50mins drive out of Datong city or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of days at Datong and got a private tour guide to take us to this place - This structure was built over 1,500 years ago and still in fairly good stage. Only 60 people can climb it at one time and...More

Thank MBD11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three different religions on the same temple... where else will you see that? Everyone coexists in harmony. Humbling experience.

Thank Oana V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is about 5 to 6 hours drive from Beijing, depending on your luck with traffic. Once you reach the temple, it simply takes your breath away and you won't remember your time spent in traffic. It really is amazing to think someone would...More

Thank RebelKen
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Six hours train from Beijing to datong then 1 hour 30 min drive from datong to hanging temple but totally worth it. Went there early morning so lucky to visit all the places very easily on our return many groups have gathered and they have...More

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

A very special attraction. Temple hanging on the mountain built in the 5 century. Don’t miss going up the 220 stairs to pay a visit . Great view as well as the building itself . In it statues of three religions leaders , Buddha, Confucius...More

Thank Gidons51
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trevorwebb2014
September 8, 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.
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Pieolicious
August 24, 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
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Sebastian M
April 25, 2016|
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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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