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.
About Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.