Most Sacred mountains Xuankong Si

Xuankong Most Sacred mountains in China and Mt. Heng located in Shanxi province is one of them. Close to its base and overlooking the wooded Golden Dragon River, is Xuankong Si, sometimes written as Xuan Kong Si, which literally translates as the Monastery in Mid Air. It is more often called the Hanging Monastery. Built in 491AD it still clings to the side of the cliff using engineering techniques that are still of significant interest to modern architects. Horizontal shafts were first cut into the side of the mountain to serve as the anchor points. Continue reading “Most Sacred mountains Xuankong Si”