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The incredible twin temples are enthroned on a breathtaking ledge on the Chinese mountain Fanjing


It's a miracle they were built! The incredible twin temples are enthroned on a breathtaking ledge

  • You are on a 100 m high rock pillar in China over 2,336 m above sea level
  • They are believed to date from the Ming Dynasty and visitors can climb over 8,800 steps to reach them
  • This tower is called the Red Clouds Golden Summit and is located on a ridge on Mount Fanjing, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The fact that these twin temples were built was a miracle.

You are on a 100 m high rock pillar over 2,336 m above sea level, which is separated by a gap that is spanned by a bridge.

This stunning tower is called Red Clouds Golden Summit and is located on a ridge on Mount Fanjing or Fanjingshan – an otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Site – in China's Wuling Mountains.

These twin temples are located on a 100 m high rock pillar over 2,336 m above sea level

The breathtaking tower is called Red Clouds Golden Summit and is located on a ridge on Mount Fanjing - an otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Site - in China's Wuling Mountains

The breathtaking tower is called Red Clouds Golden Summit and is located on a ridge on Mount Fanjing – an otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Site – in China's Wuling Mountains

The temples date from the Ming Dynasty and are separated by a crevice. A small arch bridge connects them

The temples date from the Ming Dynasty and are separated by a crevice. A small arch bridge connects them

The Buddhist temples date back to the Ming Dynasty for over 500 years, according to Oddity Central, although they have since been rebuilt from sturdier materials – it gets pretty windy up there.

To get to the temples, visitors must climb 8,800 steps, which takes about four hours. However, there is the option to ride a cable car halfway up the ridge.

Once at the summit, visitors are first greeted by the Buddha temple on the south side of the complex, which is supposed to represent the present.

When crossing the gap – the & # 39; Goldschwertschlucht & # 39; – you can see the Maitreya temple which is supposed to represent the future.

Some, we suspect, half expect a hidden Jedi to be upstairs.

Once at the summit, visitors are first greeted by the Buddha temple on the south side of the complex, which is supposed to represent the present

Once at the summit, visitors are first greeted by the Buddha temple on the south side of the complex, which is supposed to represent the present

When crossing the gap - the "Goldschwertschlucht" - visitors can visit the Maitreya Temple, which is supposed to represent the future

When crossing the gap – the "Goldschwertschlucht" – visitors can visit the Maitreya Temple, which is supposed to represent the future

Fanjing Mountain is an important landmark for Buddhists, as they believe that the Maitreya Buddha found "enlightenment" here.

Fanjing Mountain is an important landmark for Buddhists, as they believe that the Maitreya Buddha found "enlightenment" here.

According to My Modern Met, Mount Fanjing in southwest China's Guizhou Province is an important landmark for Buddhists, as they believe that the Maitreya Buddha found "enlightenment" here.

As a result, many temples were built along the mountain, some of which date back to the 7th century.

Although many have been destroyed, around 50 remain.

Not surprisingly, these incredible temples and the breathtaking scenery around them attract tourists from all over the world.

In 2019, National Geographic Traveler put Mount Fanjing on the list of the best trips of 2019 and described hiking the mountain as "climbing through a sea of ​​clouds".

In 2019, National Geographic Traveler put Mount Fanjing on the list of the best trips of 2019 and described hiking the mountain as "climbing through a sea of ​​clouds".

To get to the temples, visitors must climb 8,800 steps, which takes about four hours. However, there is the option to ride a cable car halfway up the ridge

To get to the temples, visitors must climb 8,800 steps, which takes about four hours. However, there is the option to ride a cable car halfway up the ridge

A Tripadvisor reviewer said the temples were one of the most memorable places they had ever visited

A Tripadvisor reviewer said the temples were one of the most memorable places they had ever visited

In 2019, National Geographic Traveler put Mount Fanjing on the list of the best trips of 2019 and described hiking the mountain as "climbing through a sea of ​​clouds".

On Tripadvisor, a visitor to Mount Fanjing, Pavel Erokhin, wrote, "This was one of the most memorable places I have ever been to. Mainly because of the shape of the mountain itself and the temples right on top."

And yipjcs88 said, "This is a five-star tourist place with spectacular mountain views."

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