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We had a fantastic experience at the hanging temple. We climbed the easy stairs to the temple then went through it following the marked route. Duck your head if you’re tall and keep alert to the narrow steps. The view is special but second to...More
We signed up on a foreigner-targeted group tour in WeChat called FCN (Laowai). I trusted the tour as I’ve been on quite a few trips with them. Our first stop was the hanging temple! It is a beautiful place with rich history, however, we were...More
Unfortunately the hanging temples are closed, as is the parking lot. You can take a picture from the street, but the temples are covered. It looks like a longer renovation ... we wanted to visit on 12th of September 2018.
But instead we visited Mount...More
The hanging temple is incredible. Built more than 1500 years ago, it is the only place where Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism representatives are located in the same prayer room. It makes u wonder how possibly the wooden structure like this survived harsh weather conditions for...More
The Hanging Temple is an amazing stop. Even though the water has receded and when it was built is was not nearly as high up as it is today, it still a marvel to behold and walk through. I only call it "confusing" because what...More
We arrived at 8:30am and went to the ticket office anticipating a senior discount. Even though we showed our ID, none was given. Our visit took about 1 1/2 hours from arrival to exit. It is hard to imagine how the idea to hang a...More
It may not be the only temple of this nature in China but the setting is friendly for tourist at all age. The ramp, staircase and access were one way for ease of movement by large crowd. It's a good practise rarely seen in China...More
Response from rhysw552016 | Reviewed this property |
oops - I forgot about the times....which are available on the internet for anyone with a computer... this also give you more information about time and distances....(costs is there too but if you're over 60 its... More
oops - I forgot about the times....which are available on the internet for anyone with a computer... this also give you more information about time and distances....(costs is there too but if you're over 60 its free)
Admission Fee: CNY 120
Opening Hours: 8:30 - 17:20 (April 15 - October 27)
8:30 - 17:00 (October 28 - April 14)
9:30 - 16:30 (the exhibition hall)
Time for a Visit: Two hours
Bus Route: Take bus No. 4 at Datong Railway Station and get off at Xin Kai Li. Then transfer to bus No. 3-1 to Yungang Grottoes.
There are other bus routes but it is advisable to take taxi or hire a van from downtown Datong to the Grottoes directly. The cost should be about CNY50.
Ticket fare: 130 yuan per person
Opening time: 8:30-17:30 (winter); 8:00-18:00 (summer)
Location: 65 kilometers southeast of Datong City, taking one and a half hours by car
Response from horst_8877 | Reviewed this property |
The way from the ticket office to the first stairway to the temple building is less than 15 minutes walking. Walking up the stairs and go through the temple to the end takes about the same time. But the tour can take more... More
The way from the ticket office to the first stairway to the temple building is less than 15 minutes walking. Walking up the stairs and go through the temple to the end takes about the same time. But the tour can take more than two hours depending how crowded this place is at the day of visit. The queue from ticket office to the temple entrance alone can take several hours. So make sure to arrive early before the tourist buses.