Hanging Monastery (near Datong/ China)

The Hanging Monastery or Xuankong Temple is built into a 246 ft cliff on the side of Hengshan Mountain. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its precarious location but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The structure is kept in place with oak crossbeams fitted into holes chiseled into the cliffs.

Photos by Mariane Ballesteros.
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