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Hanging Monastery Video Posted by on Apr 23, 2018

Hanging Monastery Video

It’s hard to believe, but there’s a temple carved right into the side of a mountain in China. The amazing Hanging Monastery (悬空寺 – xuán kōng sì) is located near the city of Datong, and you’ll just have to see it to believe it. Check out our Hanging Monastery video to take a short tour and learn…

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The Hanging Monastery (Datong, China) Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

The Hanging Monastery (Datong, China)

There are many impressive temples around China, but it’s hard to beat the Hanging Monastery (悬空寺 – xuán kōng sì). In this post, we’ll take a look at this incredible temple and learn some Chinese in the process. About the Hanging Temple This amazing temple was literally built right into the side of a cliff…

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Jianshui Confucius Temple Posted by on Aug 12, 2015

Tour the 3rd largest Confucius Temple in China – located in the ancient town of Jianshui – in this short video.

Hanging Monastery and Mt. Heng Video Tour Posted by on Jul 13, 2013

Take a video of the incredible Hanging Monastery and Mt. Heng, two famous sights in Datong, China. The monastery was built over 1,500 years ago in the side of a cliff, 75 meters above ground. Mt. Heng, meanwhile, is one of the Five Great Mountains in Chinese culture. 大同 – dà tóng Datong 悬空寺 –…

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Sightseeing in Datong Posted by on Apr 24, 2013

While Datong itself is an interesting city with a long history, the main reasons for traveling there lie outside of the city. Most tourists travel here to visit the Yungang Grottoes (云冈石窟 – yún gāng shí kū), one of the three major Buddhist sculptural sites in China. Way back in the day, the Northern Wei…

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Golden Flower Mountain (金华山) Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

Located just outside of Ping Le Ancient Town in Sichuan province is a quiet, peaceful, spiritual mountain. With elements of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, this scenic spot makes for a great morning hike. Unlike many tourism spots in China, which are overrun by people and vendors, this place doesn’t even have a ticket office and…

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Chinese Nationalism (民族主义) Posted by on Oct 2, 2011

As we celebrate National Day (国庆节) in China, it seems like a an apt time to reflect upon Chinese nationalism or 民族主义 (mín zú zhǔ yì). China is one of the most patriotic nations I’ve lived in (with an exception of the United States) and as a result, nationalism is rampant. Just read the newspaper…

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