Weird Place to Live – Xuankong Si, China


There are five Most-Sacred mountains in China and Mt. Heng (Heng shan) located in Shanxi province is one of them.Close to its base and overlooking the wooded Golden Dragon River (Jinlong he), is Xuankong Si – means in as the Monastery in Mid Air.It is more often called the Hanging Monastery or The Hanging Temple.  Built in 491AD it still clings to the side of the cliff using engineering techniques that are still of significant interest to modern architects.

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