Hanging Monastery (Xuankong Temple 悬空寺)

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- Review updated on 19 septembre 2019

The suspended Monastery in photos

Presentation of the Hanging Monastery (Xuankong si)

The Hanging Monastery, located near Datong, is a site to be discovered along the journey between Beijing and Xi’an.

The Hanging Monastery is located at the foot of Mount Hengshan, just outside the city of Hunyan, about 65 kilometers southeast of Datong. A true architectural miracle that has withstood winds and storms for over 1400 years. Nevertheless, the extensions of the temple were largely repaired during the Qing Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty.

The second special interest of the suspended monastery is the blend of the three religions, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. The statues of Buddha, Laozi and Confucius sit side by side.

Useful information

Plan 2 to 3 hours for the visit.

Name in Chinese : Xuánkōng sì – 悬空寺

Ticket prices :
From March to October: 125¥
From November to February: 117¥

Opening hours :
– November to May: 8:30 to 17:30 (8:30am to 5:30pm)
– June to October: 8:00 to 18:00 (8am to 6pm)

Tip: Many people want to visit this monastery, so we advise you to start the visit from the opening of the site. Visit to do if possible during the summer season.

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