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Address: Hengshan, Datong, China
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The monastery was built on the cliffs of Mt. Hengshan, one of the five most...

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 Hanging Temple of Datong Shanxi

I spend my new years day here it was breathtaking scenery, frozen and snow at the foot of the mountain and warm weather at the top of the mountain. This mountain is in the North... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 January 2017
Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I spend my new years day here it was breathtaking scenery, frozen and snow at the foot of the mountain and warm weather at the top of the mountain. This mountain is in the North west of china near the city of Datong and 4 hours long distance bus to Taiyuan Shanxi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Hanging Temple is quite magnificent. Pls go real early. Not just to beat the crowd but also you get the morning sun shining on the Temple. I was there around 9 plus. Wished I had gone earlier. Once there, grab a few photos of the Temple then suggest quickly get to the Temple proper. The walkway at the temple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

These temples are very impressive and visiting th was a great thrill. Climbing the stairs and visiting the different rooms of these temples made it a great visit.

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

How was it even possible as one walk toward this hanging temple will think, all the supports looked as if they were long thin chopsticks. 60 and over pay half price if you bring your passport. If you had gone to the top of St. Peter's Basilica, you can easily get around the steps of this one. Don't miss this... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were not allowed on the Hanging Temple when we visited in 2015 due to falling rocks but this time round we were granted full access to the Hanging Temple. A 'must see' when you are travelling between Taiyuen and Datong. Never lean on the flimsy railings when you are walking on the narrow corridors.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I didn’t know what to expect and only arranged to go here to appease my aunt. Let me just say how pleased I am that we went – this was definitely one of the highlights of our entire China holiday! The monastery is about a 1.5 – 2 hour drive from Datong city and it’s well worth it. After driving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Hanging Monastery is a must-see and not that far from Beijing. A night train can take you from the capital to Datong and then a bus + eventually a taxi for the final section. The Hanging Monastery amazes in pictures but even more standing right in front of it. Its wood columns make the structure precariously suspended over a... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We caught a Taxi from Datong airport out to see this, very pleasant trip through a lot of corn fields, we got to the site about 10am and it wasn't too busy, managed to get some photos without a million other people in them, pretty amazing that this was built so long ago, they obviously had some idea about how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

They say don't do anything over a holiday. Datong isn't on a lot of people's must see places but the hanging monastery is a must. We queued for about 90 minutes in the sun but if you take turns you can go for a walk by the river. The monastery does restrict the numbers on it at any one time... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were there In a very beautiful day, the temples look very high and risky to get up, but when you got there, you feel very safe . There is no shaking and slippery, the temples sit most of it inside the cavern ,supporting posts looks like just sit there doing a little job, great design, tamales has been living... More 

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