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Datong Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hengshan Hanging Temple
"After pickup from your hotel in Datong at 8:30am you will be transferred to the Hengshan Hanging Temple also called the Hanging Monastery (approx. 1.5 hours).Hanging Monastery is one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architecture. The monastery is also the only one built in honor of Sakyamuni Laozi and Confucius who are founders of Buddism Taoism and Confucianism respectively. The monastery was founded during the Northern Wei period (386-584)
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Datong Full-Day Tour: Hengshan Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda
"After pickup from your hotel in Datong at 8:30 am you will proceed to the Hengshan Hanging Temple also called Hanging Monastery (approx. 1.5 hours). Hanging Monastery is one of China's most unique and remarkable feats of wooden architecture. The monastery is also the only one built in honor of Sakyamuni Laozi and Confucius who are founders of Buddism Taoism and Confucianism respectively. The monastery was founded during the Northern Wei period (386-584)
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Datong Day Tour of Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery
"At 9:00 am your car driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Datong to start today’s historical tour. Your first stop is Yungang Grottoes a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's construction spanned 40 years in the 5th century. It stretches over half a mile (1000 meters) continuously from east to west. 45 grottoes remained out of the original 53 and overall they contain 250 niches and 51000 Buddhist statues with murals and frescoes which are all masterpiece of ancient Chinese carving art and embodiment of ancient people’s religious faith. After having Chinese lunch at a local restaurant
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Changle Gate

This gate is located in the south of the town and is also known as Nanchengmen. The original wall dates back to the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581 A.D.) and was made up of an outer wall and an inner...
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Linji Temple

The Linji Temple was built during the times of the Eastern Wei Dynasty in the year 540 A.D. During the Tang Dynasty, it became the site where monk Linji Yixuan founded the Linji School, one of the...
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Hua Pagoda

The Hua Pagoda, built around 1200, meaning Flower Pagoda, is part of Guanghui Monastery, in the south of Zhengding, is a four-storey brick building with an unconventional shape and a total height of...
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Chengling Pagoda

The Chengling Pagoda is built from gray bricks, so it is also known as the Grey Pagoda. It is located in the south of Zhengding and was formerly part of the Linji Temple. The Linji Temple was built...
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Xumi Pagoda

The Xumi Pagoda, named for the mythical Mount Sumeru, also known as Summer Pagoda, is part of Kaiyuan Monastery which is located on the road that leads south to the South Gate known as Changle Gate....
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Kaiyuan Temple

All that remains of this temple, originally built in 540 AD is the late Tang dynasty Bell Tower, which can be climbed for a good view of the bell, and the Tianwang Hall at the temple entrance. Other...
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Confucius Temple

This rather plain temple complex is at the western side of the town along the same road as the Longxing Temple is located on. It's not all that interesting and was virtually empty when I visited but...
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Lingxiao Pagoda

The Lingxiao Pagoda, also known as the Wooden Pagoda, is a wood-and-brick construction, which was formerly part of the Tianning Monastery, located to the west of Longxing Monastery. It was recorded as...
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Longxing Temple - Garden

These are some pictures of the temple garden, which can be found at the back of the temple complex. It includes a nice archway, a pavilion surrounding a well with some headless Buddha statues and a...
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Longxing Temple - Hall of Vairocana

The history of this hall dates back to the Emperor Wanli period of the Ming dynasty (1573-1620). It was originally constructed as the main building of Chongyin Temple in Zhengding but was moved here...
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Longxing Temple - Pavilion of the Rotating Library

The monastery houses a unique piece of wooden architecture from the Song Dynasty in the Pavilion of the Rotating Library, which was restored in the 20th century. The pavilion houses a rotating...
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Longxing Temple - Buddhist Altar

The Buddhist Altar was built during the Qianlong Emperor's reign (1736-1795) as a place where monks gave lectures and attended Buddhist ceremonies. In the middle sits a double-faced bronze statue of...
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Longxing Temple - Manichaean Hall

This hall was built in 1052 and later restored during the Ming and Qing dynasties. On the platform in the middle sit five clay statues of Buddha. The colourful statue of the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin)...
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Longxing Temple

This temple is also known as Longxing Monastery or Dafo Temple and is the main sight in Zhengding. The monastery was first built in 586 AD, during the Sui Dynasty when it was called Longcang...
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