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They Wanted A Monastery On A Sacred Mountain, Now UNESCO Has Declared It A World Heritage Site

In the city of Datong, very close to Beijing, China is this impressive hanging monastery.

Fuente; Ancient Origins

Source; Ancient Origins 

It’s a wooden structure embedded into the rock face on the edge of Mount Cuiping, on the sacred mountain Heng Shan. The place was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and the place is home to three different religious beliefs: Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

Fuente; Ancient Origins

Source; Ancient Origins 

Some stories of popular Chinese culture indicate that the hanging monastery was used in the past as a stopover point for travelers in the area.

Fuente; Ancient Origins

Source; Ancient Origins 

There, in addition to areas held up by wooden stilts, other areas are located inside the rock face, like a cave.

Fuente; Ancient Origins

Source; Ancient Origins 

In addition to the structural load of the building, it houses 80 important copper, bronze, iron, terracotta and stone sculptures of Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian monks.

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