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Hanging Heng mountain temple, China

From series “The Most Remote Monasteries and Temples in the World”
Year: 5 century.

The name of the temple located on Mount Heng in China fully describes its main distinguishing feature. This amazing temple was founded more than 1500 years ago. It’s located on the steep slope of the mountain and literally hangs over a gorge at a height of about 75 meters. According to one of the beautiful legends, a Buddhist hermit has begun its construction. Hundreds of years later, his work was continued by other admirers of Buddhism and Taoism, but the scope of primary work seems simply unbelievable. The modern Hanging Heng mountain temple is an impressive architectural complex comprising of more than 40 halls and rooms connected by paved stairs and tunnels in the rock.

Hanging Heng mountain temple, China Many contemporary architects are confused about features of this architectural complex, as, from their point of view, even the modern builders with a full arsenal of techniques can’t afford a deed of Buddhist monks. The unique temple attracts not only numerous pilgrims, but also curious tourists looking for thrills and extreme entertainment. Climbing old wooden stairs will certainly bring a lot of excitement, as at first glance, the design seems incredibly fragile. However, the mere fact that this graceful wooden structure has experienced many natural disasters during fifteen hundred years and has maintained its perfect appearance is reassuring. Next - Meteora

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Bank of China 24-hour Self-service Bank' located in 21 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Wuzhou Xingyuan Car Rental Service Center' is located in 35 km ( on the map).
Supermarket: 'Easy Joy Convenience Store' in 16 km
Parking: 'Baisha Parking Area' in 28 km
Apotheek: 'LBX Pharmacy' in 21 km
Police station: 'Wuzhou Airport Police Station' in 31 km
Railway station: 'Wuzhou Railway Station' in 29 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Guilin Liangjiang International Airport KWL - in 206 km
 »  Baiyun Airport CAN - in 238 km
 »  Bao'an Airport SZX - in 309 km
 »  Macau Airport MFM - in 311 km
 »  Chek Lap Kok Airport HKG - in 332 km
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Lordpan's Shenzhenair Hotel

Located in 100 km from Hanging Heng mountain temple
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Rooms: 154
Lordpan's Shenzhenair Hotel is a 30-minute drive from Guangxi Lianhua Mountain, 150 km from Liuzhou City. The downtown area of Laibin is 250 km away. … More: photo, rates and booking
Guibin Lou Hotel

Located in 110 km from Hanging Heng mountain temple
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Rooms: 46
Guibin Lou Hotel is 2 km from Hezhou Bus Terminal, 5 km from Ziyun Cave (Purple Cloud Cave) and Hezhou Railway Station. Guilin Liangjiang … More: photo, rates and booking
Country Garden Phoenix Hotel

Located in 129 km from Hanging Heng mountain temple
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Country Garden Phoenix is a 20-minute drive from Yunfu Nanshan Park and Yunfu Bus Terminal. Baiyun Airport is a 2-hour drive away. Air-conditioned … More: photo, rates and booking
The Jade Mountain Hotel

Located in 137 km from Hanging Heng mountain temple
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Rooms: 15
The Jade Mountain Hotel is a 5-minute stroll from Bamboo rafting on Yulong River, a 5-minute drive from Big Banyan Tree and Moon Hill and a 15-minute … More: photo, rates and booking

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