Hanging Temple

Posted on December 21, 2012


An hour or so from Datong, through dusty villages, where houses are still built of mud and donkeys draw carts laden with melons, is a temple that has clung to the side of a mountain for more than 1,500 years.

Unsurprisingly, it’s known as the hanging temple…

Now, I’m not much of a one for heights – and the average Chinese tourist isn’t one for queuing – putting both together 75m above the ground in a narrow, creaking structure in the midst of heavy rain is hardly the ideal recipe for beautiful photography – here, therefore, are my best efforts…