WPC: Masterpiece

The Hanging Temple was built halfway up to a sheer cliff face:

  • It’s over 1,500 years old (in 490 AD), located in Datong City, Shanxi Province in China.
  • 75 m or 246 ft above the ground.
  • The Temple was built for the Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
  • The architecture was based on the wood frame structure.
  • The Temple has 40 halls and cabinets, which contain 80 sculptures made of copper, iron, terracotta, and stone.

It’s mind-boggling to think of how these people in 490 AD used the ancient tools and climb up to the cliff to build this amazing Hanging Temple.

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42 thoughts on “WPC: Masterpiece

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    • Well said. It does make us to think a little deeper especially when you see or read the ancient buildings like this one. It has to take a lot of physics, engineering knowledge and skills to build.


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    • The video was located on the Youtube, the best version for the Hanging Temple. I don’t know about the music… sorry about that. Thank you so much for visiting!


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