Heng Shan (Shanxi)

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Hang Shan
The hanging monastery

The hanging monastery

Highest peak Xuanwufeng ( 2017  m )
location Shanxi ( PR China )
Héng Shān (China)
Hang Shan
Coordinates 39 ° 33 '  N , 113 ° 40'  E Coordinates: 39 ° 33 '  N , 113 ° 40'  E

The Héng Shān ( Chinese  恆山  /  恒山 ), also called "Northern Mountains" ( Bei Yue ), is a mountain range in Northern China .

The Heng Shan is 150 kilometers long and is located in the northeast of Shanxi Province . It is one of the five sacred mountains of Daoism . The highest peak is the 2017  m high Xuanwufeng .

There are several places of interest in Heng Shan. The most famous is the Hanging Monastery , which was built near the Pass of the Golden Dragon on a steep rock face 30 meters above the valley floor. The monastery, built in the 6th century, consists of 40 small halls and pavilions. The buildings are supported by beam structures that are anchored in crevices in the rock.

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