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Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)

Hengshan, Datong, China
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hengshan, Datong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the building in late October. It used to be a temple or monastery but the spirit (and monks) has gone. It was crowded even in late October. They have signs so people don't get into conflict on the very narrow exterior corridors but...More

Thank lingjim2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s quite easy to get here. By the coach bus station next to city wall (2 km or less from the center) there is buses running to a city where the hanging Temples is located). The Hanging Temples is in Mt. Hengshan. It is located...More

Thank Simonest
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is definitely an amazing architecture from ancient China. Because of its location, the best time to visit is first thing in the morning. Be there at the ticket office 10 minutes before the opening. Check the latest opening hours from its website. Get the...More

Thank Geminican
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It is a wonderful piece of architecture. The monastery is supported by wooden pillars on a mountain cliff, and from a distance looks like hanging from the mountain. Datong is probably not among the top travel destinations in China. However, I feel the hanging monastery...More

Thank swarnavac2017
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Temple should be listed as one of the man made wonders of the world. It was closed the day before our visit due to rain but the weather improved and we were truly fortunate to be able to go inside this amazing Temple. And...More

Thank jmgbar
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

This is just one of those must see amazing constructions that are made in ancient time. Just to be her, thinking about the people that actually builds this and what tools they had available, and then where they did build it, and that they lived...More

Thank Khoeg
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I can't recommend this tour enough it was amazing has to be seen to appreciate the scale of this place

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

How can anyone give less than 5 Stars for such a place. It is so fantastic that it does not seem real so you have to see it to believe it. It has always been a dream of mine to visit this place. Incredible!

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We drove to this beautiful valley and looked with amazement at the temples clinging to the sheer rock face. We arrived around 3.30 pm which was fortunate because the number of visitors was manageable and there was little queuing. The climb is perfectly safe and...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Lots of history here. Three different religions in this temple that alone is unique. We went with a guide and I would recommend that. Unfortunately our guide went with us until we went into the temple and we went in without her. Lucky for us...More

Thank matiercio22
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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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