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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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Hengshan, Datong, China
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Definitely a must-do. The idea of a temple clinging to the cliff is beyond amazing! However, make sure to get there early enough as the queue can be really really really long. Also, I wouldn't recommend to anyone with a fear of heights.

Thank LadyAnonymous
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This truly was a bucket list visit. The idea that this monastery is actually attached to that sheer wall is beyond comprehension. Beautiful carvings and awe inspiring, even for me with my fear of heights. This is a don't miss location

Thank Panda37
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great sight a good 2 hours from Datong. A narrow path leads up to the Hanging Temple - partly by rather steep steps. Would not recomment to visitors with vertigo problems. The view from below is (almost) just as good.

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing these temples clinging to the mountainside is impressive enough, but the opportunity to walk around them is an extraordinary experience. Not for the faint hearted, you have to climb ladders, and be neither too tall or wide. The narrow pathway around the balconies of...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hanging temple is been one of the most beautiful things that we have seen during our trip around China. This place is incredibly built on the rocks, and it is really a really unique. Make sure you arrive there early in the morning, because...More

Thank Giacomo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did an overnight stay from Beijing to see this marvel & the Grottoes. It was the best day of our China holiday. You'll kick yourself if you don't visit this temple & the Grottoes.

Thank Bevan1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Truly a wonder. Allow some time here to view, climb is not difficult and you can walk through this sight. If possible arrange to take in the mountain at Hengshan. This is all approx 1.5 hrs from city stated in the same area. We...More

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

he temple that on my tour of China deserves the first place — on the side of a mountain overlooking a beautiful valley framed by a dam, you walk on the streets of wood suspended. Really nice.

Thank MauroCogno
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This temple is very impressive. It's built into the cliffs. Visiting is nothing for the faint hearted as it is all a wooden construction that is built hundreds of years ago and the wobble while walking along the balconies can be a bit scary at...More

Thank Chris0979
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Over 1500 years old...amazing! This place made us really understand how technologically advanced the Chinese were. Despite knowing the structure has withstood several earthquakes we were still very nervous moving around the building....not for people afraid of height especially on a busy day when people...More

Thank Liz S
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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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