Hanging Monastery Pictures

These wooden pillars are the only supports of the Hanging Monastery in Mount Hengshan, Datong.

Located in the Hunyuan County of Datong, the Hanging Monastery lies at the foot of Mount Hengshan. It hangs on the west cliff of the Jinxia Gorge which is over 50 meters above the ground, thus it is called so. Originally constructed in 491, the monastery was largely rebuilt and restored during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Attraction Intro: Hanging Monastery
  • These wooden pillars are the only supports of the Hanging Monastery in Mount Hengshan, Datong.
  • It is a wonder that the Hanging Monastery in Datong can stand on the cliff for hundreds of years and remain firm.
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- Last modified on Sep. 03, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Hanging Monastery Pictures
Asked by Francis from CANADA | Sep. 02, 2018 18:10Reply
Hanging Monastery is closed for maintenance during September 2018. When will it be opened for tours?
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Answered by Vida from USA | Sep. 02, 2018 18:46

Sorry, there is no a certain date when Hanging Monastery will be opened again. You can pay more attention to the official website of Beiyue Hengshan scenic area and the open date will be published on it.
Answered by Francis from CANADA | Sep. 03, 2018 07:56

Thank you for the quick response. I booked a tour which includes the Hanging Monastery starting Oct 16. I will check the official website close to the start of my tour as you suggested.
Asked by Beverly Reindollar from HAWAII | Apr. 11, 2016 13:58Reply
What is recommended flight transportation to Datong from Beijing, airline and flight time?
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Answered by Martin from CHINA | Apr. 17, 2016 20:59

Well, there are only 2 direct flights from Beijing to Datong. One departs from Beijing Capital International Airport at 6:35; the other leaves from Nanyuan Airport at 19:00. The first flight is operated by Air China while the latter by China United Airlines.
You need to well arrange your schedule to make sure to catch your flight. Taking a taxi to get to the airport will save a lot of you time.
Asked by Ms.Sha from PHILIPPINES | Sep. 27, 2010 03:34Reply
This is a beautiful place, how do you get to this place from xian city? is there a bus or train and how long would be the travel time? thanks!
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Answered by Mr.chang | Sep. 28, 2010 03:23

Take train to reach Datong which will cost you about 16 hours.
Asked by Mr.Tim | Apr. 25, 2010 01:09Reply
Would like to know is there any night train from Datong to Taiyaun?
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Answered by Mr.Sandy | Apr. 25, 2010 01:30

Yes, but it take only nearly 6 hours to Taiyuan. The last train leaves for Taiyuan is at about 23:04 and reach there no more than 5am.
For more trains, you can search the details here
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