Mount Hengshan in Datong
Attractions Overview: One of the top 5 mountains in China.
Attraction Type: Mountain; Cultural; Natural
English Name: Mount Hengshan in Datong
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 1 Day
Open Hours: 08:00-18:00 from April 1 to October 31 (summer); 08:30-17:30 from November 1 to March 31 (winter)
Admission Fee: 13 RMB / Person
Address in English: Hunyuan County, Datong, Shanxi Province
Address in Chinese: 山西省大同市浑源县
Why is Mount Hengshan So Special?
Mt. Hengshan, is one of the most famous ‘Five Sacred Mountains (Wu Yue)’ in China. The other four mountains are Mount Tai in Shandong, Mount Huashan in Shaanxi, Mount Hengshan in Hunan and Mount Songshan in Henan. It has historically been a sacred place for Taoism and a venue for Taoist activities.The highest peak reaches an altitude of 2,017 meters. It is not only an ideal place for hiking, but also good for explore Chinese cultural and photography.
Where is Mount Hengshan?
How to Get to Mount Hengshan?
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Mount Hengshan with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
You can take the regular bus from the city of Datong to Hunyuan County.
Main Attractions in Mount Hengshan
Pines of Mt. Hengshan is a famous scenery of Mount Hengshan. You can find pine trees everywhere in Mount Hengshan, one of the most famous pine is the hanging pine. The roots of the ancient pines hang out of the rocks and stands there for many years.
Tianfeng peak is the highest peak of Mount Hengshan, the main peak of Hengshan Mountain, 2017 m above sea level. The steep north slope is covered with verdant pine trees. Climbing onto the top of the mountain, you will see endless pine trees. The south slope is studded by lots of temples where emperors worshipped the North Mountain.
Hanging Temple was built in the late Northern Wei Dynasty, about 1400 years ago. It is the only existing unique three-in-one temple of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. It got it name for it is built in a hanging cliff. It was Has selected as one of the world’s top ten unstable buildings by The Times.
Useful Travel Tips
- Since it is a long drive from Datong City to Hengshan, we can offer private transport and an experienced tour guide for you to get the most from your trip.
- The ticket of temple group of Hengshan scenic spot is different from the entrance ticket of Mount Hengshan.
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