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Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) Tours

The Hanging Temple is built into the cliff-side of the mighty Hengshan (Mount Heng) near Datong city in Shanxi Province. Held up by oak stilts slotted into holes chiselled out from the rock, the rest of the structure that supports the temple is hidden inside the bedrock. Built in 491, the Hanging Temple has survived more than 1,500 years. The face of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the summit, which has protected it from the elements over all the years.

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is the only temple that incorporates all of China’s traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Visitors to the temple come in their droves to marvel at this architectural feat for themselves, and to peer over the railings onto the rocks 50 meters below.

Practical Info

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is open to visitors between 9am and 5pm and there is a small entrance fee. This is one of the most popular day trips from Datong city so arranging a roundtrip by taxi or as part of a tour is easy enough.

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