From Beijing I went on a trip to the Shanxi SONY DSCprovince, on which I visited two very interesting sites: The Yungang Grottoes and The Hanging Temple (Xuankongsi, 悬空寺). The hanging temple is a temple built more then 1500 years ago, into a cliff. It is an extraordinary temple because it represents a combination of Buddhism, Taoism andSONY DSC Confucianism. It is built of wood but due to its ‘hanging’  in the middle of the cliffs, which is under the summit prominent part, protecting the temple from rain erosion and sunlight, the colors in the temple are relatively well preserved. I heard someone saying it was listed in the “Time” magazine as the world’s top ten most odd dangerous buildings, December 2010.

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