Hanging Monastary Mount Heng

One of the world's treasures – often forgotten among so many others – this incredible temple clings to a sheer cliff face 246 feet off the ground. Located near Datong, China, the Hanging Temple of Hengshan was built 1,500 years ago.
An array of passages links 40 rooms and halls. The construction of the first one started by a single monk named Liao Ran. Over the centuries, others have built on his work. One of the temple's interesting features is its combination of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian religious elements.

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