Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sacred heights


Went south today to see one of the great sights, the Xuankongsi 悬空寺, variously rendered as the Hanging or Suspended or Floating Temple. Dating back to 491 CE it's all of these things! It nestles in the cliff on an old route (now dammed) to Henghsan 恒山, ancient sacred Daoist mountain. MORE

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