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Heng Mountain Zhuangguan Monument

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Address: Heng Mountain Zhuangguan Monument,Museum Corridor of Steles, Urban Area, Datong 037006, China
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Closed after snow Mt. Hengshan

It snowed the day before we went to the mountain. When we went to the entrance we were told it was closed for the day. We were disappointed at first because we went all the way... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Roi B
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Victoria, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went awhile ago & wasn't into reviewing then but it certainly was a place that stays in your memories. We stumbled onto this site by chance, from our taxi driver's recommendation, after our must-see trip to the Hanging Temples. Do both in one day. We didn't know what to expect or fully understand as not many in the area speak... More 

Thank Michelle i
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25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It snowed the day before we went to the mountain. When we went to the entrance we were told it was closed for the day. We were disappointed at first because we went all the way from Beijing to see the mountain. We were then told by the taxi driver to find another way. So, we went to the side... More 

Thank Roi B
Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

Passed by here and give a short prayer and monk give a blessings, before you pass by to the entrance of the mountain of hengshan

Thank Tearyll
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21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Hengshan is one of the 5 sacred Daoist mountains. It is the northern peak of the 5 (bei yue). Its peak is at 2,017 meters and it is really close to the more famous Hanging Monastery. You can do both in one day. I was staying at Datong and took a minibus early in the morning. After visiting the Monastery... More 

1 Thank Gafaniz F
Tinsukia, India
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332 reviews
229 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Went there as it was just 10 minutes’ drive away from the hanging temple which was our actual destination, surprisingly found it be equally good if not better. Mount Heng is one of the five great mountains in China, it's a Taoist sacred mountain. The views one get from top of the mountain is amazing, the lake with rolling hills... More 

2 Thank Mayank A
Beijing, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Very near to Xuankong Si (hanging temple), this mountain can be combined in the same day with the hanging temple. Beiyue Hengshan mountain dates back to the Liao dynasty which is one of the few palaces for the emperor's retreat built in 435AD up on the cliff. A must visit for history lovers and hikers. We were here in early... More 

1 Thank CelLee
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Bring good shoes and walk up!! the cable cars were out of service when I was there, and now I'm so glad it was. Walking up Heng mountain is absolutely amazing and with the most gorgeous views all the way up to the temples :)

Thank Millamutten
Qingdao, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Honestly paying to climb a mountain is something I am still coming to terms with- I used to live in the Lake District in the UK and you never had to pay to walk up! Granted, there are various temples that you can visit along the way- which if you've never seen any other temples in China they could look... More 

1 Thank Jen R
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

If you are going to the Hanging Monastery you should also include a trip to this monument, it is a hike but you can also take a taxi ride to the top. I would recommend it just for the views.

Thank Chris101111
Buckeye, Arizona
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

If you have already planned to see the Hengshan Hanging Temple in the morning, then take the afternoon to explore Heng Mountain. Located just a few minutes past the Hanging Temple. The hiking is strenuous but the mountainside temples and mansions are beautiful. I could almost imagine myself as a monk living here hundreds of years ago.

Thank ArizonaJT

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