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Throwback - Hanging Temple

 June 19, 2017. My mom and I at the base of the  Hanging Temple of Hengshan  located in Shanxi province.

June 19, 2017. My mom and I at the base of the Hanging Temple of Hengshan located in Shanxi province.

 

Hanging Out at Hengshan

In March 2017, my parents were planning a 3-week trip to travel around China in June and asked my wife and I if we wanted to tag-along. After having just returned from 10 months of backpacking across Europe and Southeast Asia, we weren't ready to travel again and declined. But, I happily offered to plan their travel itinerary in China.

Beyond the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, my parents basically left their whole 3-weeks in my hands. So, after some browsing, one of the first places that 'wowed' me was the Hanging Temple of Hengshan. It's a monastery that was built into the cliffside of a mountain and it looked mythical and straight out of a classic, Kung-Fu movie; plus, I knew my parents would enjoy seeing this place. So, I put this on their travel list and kept compiling more potential sights to see.

After two indecisive months not knowing whether or not to join my family's China trip, my wife and I decided last minute to join them. Seeing how I basically planned their entire 3-weeks, I was travel-envious of the sights they'd be enjoying and the Hanging Temple was a major decision-maker for us. 

Photos by Tiffany Manning
 
 
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