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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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A must see in China!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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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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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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Breathtaking place from the ground... breathtaking when you are up there! On my top list! Many tourists but the place is big enough to deal with them.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The temple is really impressive, and there are some great views of it from the entrance. It is in an amazing place, in a valley with a river going through it. It's all stunning. We went inside the temple - there are several different sections and rooms, it's very beautiful and some brilliant views of the surrounding mountains, but it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

While it's interesting to view the temple precariously positioned on the face of the cliff, there's very little reward for climbing into it. From the garden, you see the strange temple, from the temple, you see a simple garden while moving slowly in a dense line of tourists ((and I think it's possible to purchase just the cheap ticket allowing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I thought the temple was literally hanging but it is not that literal. But it's an amazing place for visiting, you will enjoy it, even the landscape is amazing. Highly recomended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

During the drive to the Hangjng Temple we were saying we hoped the trip was worth it and we were not disappointed as it was everything we had read, definitely not for people who are scared of heights. The walk up was easy and managed by all ages of people (we were the only non Chinese) as many were elderly... More 

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