Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) Tours

Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
The Hanging Temple is built into the cliff-side of the mighty Hengshan (Mount Heng) near Datong city in Shanxi Province. Held up by oak stilts slotted into holes chiselled out from the rock, the rest of the structure that supports the temple is hidden inside the bedrock. Built in 491, the Hanging Temple has survived more than 1,500 years. The face of the building hangs from the middle of the cliff under the summit, which has protected it from the elements over all the years.

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is the only temple that incorporates all of China’s traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Visitors to the temple come in their droves to marvel at this architectural feat for themselves, and to peer over the railings onto the rocks 50 meters below.

Practical Info

The Hengshan Hanging Temple is open to visitors between 9am and 5pm and there is a small entrance fee. This is one of the most popular day trips from Datong city so arranging a roundtrip by taxi or as part of a tour is easy enough.
Address: Country Rd 203, Hunyuan, Datong, Shanxi, China, China
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Datong Classic Day Tour

History buffs can save hours of time and effort compared to navigating Chinese-language public transport with this efficient Datong private transfer service. Check off the two key cultural highlights of Datong—the 1400-year-old Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple—in just one day with the help of a local guide. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Day Trip to Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple from Datong

Visit two top attractions of Datong — Hanging Temple and the UNESCO-listed Yungang Grottoes — on a privately guided day trip. Your personalized itinerary provides time to explore one of China's largest grottoes as well as the 5th-century temple built into Hengshan mountain cliff. Lunch and round-trip minivan transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Datong Classic Private Day Tour with the Lunch

Discover the ancient carved Buddha statue of the Yungang Grottoes and the Hanging Temple during this full-day private tour from Datong. The more than 1550-year old Yungang Grottoes are the most preserved out of the three in China. Head to the Hanging Temple at Mount Hengshan which hangs off the side of the cliff over the Jinxia Gorge and learn about its precarious history as you walk up to it.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Private Datong Trip including Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple from Beijing

From Beijing, discover the nearby city of Datong on a 2-day private tour that visits the Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen. Visit the Yungang Grottoes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for spectacular rock carvings, and the Hanging Monastery, an ornate temple built into a cliff. You’ll also see the towering Wooden Pagoda and the Nine Dragon Screen wall, a great introduction to the rich history and culture of the region. Includes private guide, lunches and transportation, and you arrange your accommodation.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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7-Day Shanxi Heritage Trip including Datong, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Zhengzhou from Beijing

A half day drive west of Beijing is China’s Shanxi Province, home to a wide range of ancient sites and Chinese heritage landmarks. On this week-long tour of the region, visit some of the region’s greatest historic hits without the hassle of sorting tickets, accommodation and rental cars. Hotels and transport are provided so you can visit locations like Yanmen Pass, Yuntain Mountain and the Hanging Monastery without worrying if you’ve forgotten something.
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Duration: 7 days
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Datong Full-Day Tour: Hengshan Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda

See two Datong area attractions in one day on this 8-hour tour to Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda. With a guide, you'll experience a bit of regional culture and history at these two religious sites. Lunch is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private tour - Datong-Yungang Grottoes & Hanging Monastery Day Tour

Capture an experience of ancient and present rural life, religion, legend and construction, with plenty of interesting photo opportunities during a visit to the inland city of Datong with its rich culture and heritage.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Day Tour to Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Temple with Lunch from Datong

If you are looking for the highlights and World Cultural Heritage sites,you should come to see these two things: one is Hanging Temple, built along the cliff around 1,500 years ago,nowadays is famous for its grandeur; the other is Yungang Caves,carved1,500 years ago with 45 caves and over 51,000 statues preserved till now. This tour is leaded by an experienced tour guide who has been explaining these two places for over 10 years
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private 2-Day Tour of Datong

See the highlights of Datong on a 2-day tour that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. You’ll also explore the Datong Museum, Nine Dragon Screen, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, and a village with cave dwellings. Includes private guide and driver, lunches, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Datong.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour to Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Temple and Wooden Pagoda from Datong

Seeing Datong’s three signature religious sights involves around 171 miles (276 kilometers) of driving. Spread out in comfort as you travel on this door-to-door private tour, with a personal guide to unfurl the region’s rich history. Explore the 6th-century Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple, visit the 1,000-year-old Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, and enjoy an authentic Chinese lunch.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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6 Days on The Road Trip including Datong Wutaishan and Pingyao with an English speaking driver

The 6 days trip with our English speaking driver.You will visit the following places in 6 days.Datong:Hanging Temple,Yungang Grottoes,Yingxian Wooden PagodaWutaishan: visit the most famous 5 Temples- Xiantong Temple, TayuanTemple, Manjusri Temple (Summit Bodhisattva), Shuxiang Temple, and Luohou Temple and surrounding scenic area.Pingyao:Pingyao old City,Qiao Family Courtyard,Zhangbi Old Castle.
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Duration: 6 days
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Private Transfer Service: 2-Day Datong from Beijing

Enjoy door-to-door service in a comfortable private vehicle operated by a courteous friendly driver from your hotel in Beijing to Datong. During these two days tour, you will see the highlights of Datong that includes visits to the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple.If time permit you can also visit the Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine-Dragon Wall.If you wish to have a friendly private guide  from Datong to accompany you  and tell histories and stories about the attractions along the way, you also can book a guide and transfer service option upon booking.There is no factory and shopping stops during the tour.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private two-day trip to Datong from Beijing with English speaking driver

If you have extra time in Beijing. Don't miss the opportunity to discover the nearby city Datong. In this 2 days, you will visit the Yungang Grottoes, Hanging Monastery, Yingxian Wooden Pagoda and Nine Dragon Screen. Visit the Yungang Grottoes is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for spectacular rock carvings, and the Hanging Monastery, an ornate temple built into a cliff. You’ll also see the towering Wooden Pagoda and the Nine Dragon Screen wall, a great introduction to the rich history and culture of the region. The driver will share with you some information on the road as well as is able to assist you with purchase of entrance tickets upon arrival the attractions.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Private Day Tour to Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes from Beijing By Plane and Train

Visit the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes on a full-day trip to Datong from Beijing that includes Beijing - Datong by plane, Datong - Beijing by train, English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Explore one of the largest stone caving art treasury at Yungang Grottoes, eat lunch at a local restaurant, then experience the architectural wonder - Hanging Temple. This private tour is a cost-effective way to make the most of your time in China, with an knowledgable guide to help bring the ancient world to life.
  • Duration: 12 to 18 hours
  • Duration: 12 to 18 hours
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Private Day Trip to Datong from Beijing by Plane Including Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes

Visit the Hanging Temple and the Yungang Grottoes on a full-day trip to Datong from Beijing that includes round-trip flights, English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, all entrance fee and lunch. Explore one of the largest stone caving art treasury at Yungang Grottoes, eat lunch at a local restaurant, then experience the architectural wonder - Hanging Temple. This private tour is a cost-effective way to make the most of your time in China, with an knowledgable guide to help bring the ancient world to life.
  • Duration: 12 to 20 hours
  • Duration: 12 to 20 hours
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