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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 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
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This temple is on the side of the mountain! Most temples are not. Such a different style temple to walk through. It's crowded and the pathways are small but it is a good way to test your patience and kindness. But seriously, worth it.

Thank eduduk
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The Hanging Temple is very photogenic and is a good place to wander around. I visited on a cold weekday and it was not too crowded, but I can imagine it could get a bit unpleasant at peak times. The structure is more interesting from...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went alittle while ago & wasn't into reviewing then, but this experience has never left me so felt I must. If your near Beijing make the extra diversion to see this "wonder of the world" as truly magical. I couldn't climb through the actual...More

1  Thank Michelle i
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went in December when the snow was prevalent. What a magical place to experience in the snow. No tourists so we had the whole place to ourselves pretty much. And this heightened the experience. beautiful surroundings. magical atmosphere. the Temple was one of the...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We went to see Mt. Hengshan and on our way to the mountain are Hanging monasteries. Such an amazing view to look at. We were just amazed to see it from outside and we were just contented and we did not want to go inside...More

Thank Roi B
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Most hôtels in Datong propose visits to the monasteries. They are quite far (almost two hours to get there). Unfortunately, the guides only speak chinese.

1  Thank belmonteos
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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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