Since ancient times most of the buildings are chosen to be built in flat places, but there are always some buildings that do not take the usual path, for various reasons, were built on top of the cliffs, so that future generations will be amazed. Today we go together to explore the top ten buildings on the cliffs in China.
The first Golden Peak of Fanjingshan Mountain
It is also known as the Golden Peak of Red Clouds. According to legend, whenever the sun rises here, red clouds are often around, thus the name Golden Peak of Red Clouds. Red Cloud Golden Peak is surrounded by clouds all year round, like a huge exclamation mark towering in the sea of clouds, which is incomparably dangerous and looks like a thumb standing in the mountains from afar, at the head of the mountains.
The peak of the Golden Peak of Fanjingshan Mountain stands upright up to 100 meters high, and the central crack named Golden Knife Gorge is just like a huge crack split by the God of Heaven, which divides the Golden Peak in two and is connected by a heavenly bridge. There is a temple built on each side, dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha and Maitreya Buddha respectively. From a distance, the Red Cloud Golden Peak looks like a city in the sky. When you climb to the top of Fanjingshan Mountain, you can overlook the deep valley of more than 1,000 meters, and when you look far away, you can see the wind and clouds for hundreds of miles. Whenever it is clear after the rain, the colorful Buddha light appears in the clouds opposite to the sun, embedded in the human shadow, and the human moving shadow is amazing.
The Second Maiji Mountain Grottoes
Maiji Mountain Grottoes is located in Tianshui City, Gansu Province, is located in the eastern end of the northern branch of the West Qinling Mountains, Qinling, Helan Mountains, Minshan three mountain system intersection, is a small Long Mountain in a lonely peak, 142 meters high, because the shape of the mountain resembles the wheat stacks and named, a hundred miles around the sea of forest, as picturesque, full of blue, majestic. Maiji Mountain Grottoes was built in 384 AD, more than 1600 years ago, the grottoes are chiseled in the air on the 20 to 70 meters high cliff face, in such a steep cliff cut hundreds of caves and Buddha statues, caves as dense as a beehive, the stack overhead through the clouds, its thrilling steep, in the Chinese grottoes is extremely rare.
There are 194 caves, 7,800 clay sculptures and more than 1,300 square meters of murals, which are one of the four major grottoes in China, famous worldwide for its exquisite clay sculpture art, known as the Oriental Sculpture Art Exhibition Hall, a valuable treasure house of Buddhist art, a dazzling artistic pearl on the ancient Silk Road, and a glorious chapter in the history of ancient Chinese art.
The third Northern Mountain Hanging Temple
The Hanging Temple is located in the Golden Dragon Gorge at the foot of Mount Everest in the North, and was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty, more than 1,500 years ago. The ancient name of Hanging Sky Temple is Xuankong Pavilion, which is the name of the Taoist Xuan and the Buddhist empty, and was later changed to Hanging in the Air, which stands in the midst of the cliff, and is an unreal and ethereal pavilion in the air. Leaning on the rock for the base on the cliff house, backed by the Jade Screen facing the sky peak, loaded with dangerous rocks under the deep valley, the stack flies across the pavilion suspended in the air, the structure is thrilling and peculiar shape, since ancient times that is known as the first scenery of Mount Heng.
Hanging temple hanging and not empty, can be described as a small but complete, a total of more than 40 pavilions in a small space. Looking from afar, the temple is like a mountain in the air to fly the momentum, the gods building fairy palace hanging in the air, inlaid between the ten thousand-foot cliff, the mechanics, aesthetics and religion into one, known as the history of ancient architecture of the art model, breathtaking. Throughout the dynasties and centuries of vicissitudes, the Hanging Temple has been well preserved and is considered an architectural miracle.
The fourth Golden Peak of Tawun Mountain
The Golden Peak of Tayun Mountain is located on top of the 10,000-foot peak of Tayun Mountain in Shaanxi Province. The main peak is 1,666 meters above sea level and resembles a pagoda towering straight up into the clouds, which is breathtaking. From a distance, it looks like a bamboo shoot breaking out of the ground, which is fresh and beautiful, while up close, it looks like a tower towering into the sky, which is majestic. The Golden Peak of Tayun Mountain is known as the first fairyland in the Qinling Mountains and the most dangerous Taoist temple in the world, and it is known as the Golden Peak piercing the green sky and the pine sea among the clouds.
The golden roof is less than 3 square meters, built on the top of Tayun Mountain, hanging on three sides of a thousand-foot wall, with four stone pillars inserted into the stone cracks, with stone paving foundation, the temple roof with brass cast tip, seems to be shaking, and as if safe and sound, can be described as a ghostly work of art, known as a model of Chinese classical architecture. Climbing to the golden roof to worship, feet on the flowing clouds, listening to the pine waves to appreciate the full moon. Looking up at the wall rock, it is like a knife and axe; looking down at the gully, it is as if there is no bottom. Standing at the top of the Golden Peak, the clouds lightly brush your face, the wind is confused, sometimes shaking the pine forest, as if in a vague and ethereal fairyland.
The fifth Wudang Mountain Golden Peak
Wudang Mountain is located in Shiyan City, Hubei Province, the beautiful scenery of the mountains and rivers, the year-round purple dense cloud cloud haze confusion, known as the ancient unparalleled victory, the world's first immortal mountain. Tianzhu Peak is the highest of the 72 peaks of Wudang Mountain, with an altitude of 1,612 meters. Its peak stands like a pillar among all the peaks, and is known as a pillar in the sky, with the surrounding peaks tilting towards the main peak, forming a spectacle of ten thousand mountains coming towards it.
Tianzhu Peak, also known as the Golden Peak, is named after the Golden Hall on the top, and is the highest scenic spot on Wudang Mountain. Whether you are a believer or a traveler, only when you reach the top can you truly reach Wudang Mountain. The ancient people said that a thousand layers of pavilions in the air, ten thousand piles of clouds and mountains under the foot ring, the Golden Peak of Taihe Palace buildings are distributed in the building line from 1500 to 1612 meters above sea level, using the sky pillar peak towering sky momentum, clever sequence layout, with a unique step in the majesty of the clouds, highlighting the idea of the supremacy of divine power, to achieve the beauty of the heavenly palace mood.
The sixth Huashan Cuiyun Palace
Cuiyun Palace is located in the West Peak of Mount Hua, also known as the West Peak Grand Hall, which was built in the early Qing Dynasty. West Peak is one of the main peaks of Mount Hua, with an altitude of 2082 meters, named because of its location in the west. The West Peak is a complete boulder, which is formed by the sky. The northwest cliff is a thousand feet long, like a cut and saw, its steep and lofty, masculine and upright momentum, is the representative of the shape of Mount Hua. From the top of the mountain, you can see the vast Qin River and the two waters of Wei and Luo are like silver bands coiled between them.
Cuiyun Palace is a wooden and stone structure, built on the cliff. The outer corridor with bright columns, carved beams and painted buildings, openwork doors and windows, its style is beautiful and elegant. The palace is divided into two halls before and after, two floors above and below, and there are supporting halls built in each of the east and west, which will communicate with the two halls before and after as one. The door of the back hall is hung with a plaque of Cuiyun Palace, and the hall is dedicated to the mother of all stars, the god of Dou Lou, with a statue of majestic and dignified demeanor. West of the palace there is a natural boulder, shaped like an axe, the middle concave, shaped like a man, the stone next to the placement of an iron axe, cast on the immortal treasure axe, seven feet there are five, given to the sinking incense, splitting the mountain to save his mother, the legend is "treasure lotus lamp" in the sinking incense splitting the mountain to save his mother place.
The seventh Henan Laojun Mountain
Go far away to the earth's amazing feast, a glimpse of the world's most beautiful face. Laojun Mountain, formerly known as Jingmuro Mountain, is located 3 kilometers southeast of Luanchuan County, Luoyang City, Henan Province, and is the main peak of the remaining 800 miles of the Qinling Mountains, the Furniu Mountains, with an altitude of 2,297 meters. Laojun Mountain was formed 1.9 billion years ago during the continental orogenic movement, creating its majestic landscape of a thousand peaks competing with each other and reaching the sky. Laojun Mountain is a combination of natural landscape and Taoist culture, and has been a sacred place of worship for Chinese children since ancient times, and has been named as a famous mountain in the world.
Laogun Mountain has become a treasure of China with its majestic, dangerous, strange and beautiful beauty, and is known as Zhangjiajie in the North. The golden roof of Laojun Mountain is built on the top of the mountain, adopting the form of Ming and Qing Dynasty royal palace-style architecture, especially the three golden roofs of the Golden Hall, the Bright Treasure Terrace and the Jade Emperor's Peak, which have become the finishing touches of the Taoist temple complex of Laojun Mountain and are a perfect combination of natural scenery and artificial architecture. Under the sunlight, the golden light shines brilliantly, forming a perfect picture of the unity of heaven and man.
The eighth Fujian Lingtong Rock
Lingtong Mountain, also known as Dafeng Mountain, is located in Pinghe County, Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, the mountain system 130 million years ago by the volcanic eruption, the main peak of the peak of 1,287 meters above sea level. Lingtong Mountain has huge rocks in the sky, under the deep valley clear springs, the mountain is dangerous and majestic, the mountain peaks in a thousand shapes and sizes, peaks straight into the clouds, such as knife carving such as axe chiseling such as patching, ghostly work is vivid. Scenic area with dangerous peaks, strange rocks, clear springs, floating clouds as the four main features, especially the world's first natural Buddha's head of 321 meters, the bead curtain into rain thousand meters of waterfall for the most scenic.
The temple complex of Lingtong Rock is built on top of the cliff, hanging in the air, with an extremely wide view. The trestle on the mountain is all suspended between the cliffs, and beyond the fence is a cliff of more than 100 meters, which is very dangerous. However, the most beautiful hanging temple in the south, but not as famous as the hanging temple in Shanxi, but hidden in the beautiful scenery of the Lingtong Mountain little known, if you have been to the Lingtong Mountain, will be deeply shocked by the cliffs of these buildings. If you have been to Lingtong Mountain, you will be deeply impressed by these structures on the cliff walls. The view from the peak is beautiful, and the vicissitudes of the mountains and the sea can be seen.
Ninth Gansu Horseshoe Temple
Horseshoe Temple is located in the territory of Sunan County, Gansu Province, 65 kilometers north of downtown Zhangye City, integrating grotto art, Qilian Mountain scenery and Yegu ethnic style. The grottoes consist of Shengguo Temple, Puguang Temple, Thousand Buddha Cave, Jinta Temple and Guanyin Cave, with more than 70 niches. Horseshoe Temple is named after the legendary heavenly horses that drank here and fell with horseshoe prints. The legendary horseshoe print now exists in the Horseshoe Hall of Puguang Temple and has become the treasure of the temple.
Horseshoe Temple was first built as a Chinese Buddhist monastery in Northern Liang during the Eastern Jin and Sixteen Kingdoms period, 1600 years ago, and then gradually became a Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Unfortunately, the change of dynasties, warlords, war stretches, the original scale of the Horseshoe Temple buildings were mostly destroyed in the war. The main buildings in the temple such as the Daxiongbao Hall, stand Buddha Hall, Guanyin Hall, Medicine Buddha Hall, etc. survived, which is a great fortune in misfortune, these halls have experienced a hundred years of wind and clouds, still standing lofty in the hundred feet above the cliff, one can not help but marvel at the excellent skills of the ancients, giving people a great visual and spiritual shock.
Tenth Tibetan Dzogchen Monastery
Cizhu Monastery is located on the famous sacred mountain Cizhu in Dingqing County, Changdu Region, eastern Tibet, at an altitude of about 4800 meters, built 3,000 years ago, is one of the highest monasteries in Tibet, and is also one of the oldest and most important monasteries of the Yongzhong benzene religion. The sacred monuments on Mount Zizhu abound and are overwhelming, bringing together the rich treasures of this religion in one mountain. Also Mt. Zizhu has a tunnel around the mountain representing the six paths, and many Tibetans devoutly come from thousands of miles to worship here. For historical reasons, Zizhu Monastery has been hidden away from the world for thousands of years in this place, rarely visited and extremely mysterious.
Cizhu Monastery is a dangerous terrain, located in the world of high rare. Pure land on earth, the world's secret place, these words are not enough to describe its mystery and beauty. Someone once sighed to, Zizhu Temple is the farthest from earth, the closest place to heaven. When you come here to look up at the sky, standing in the temple on this cliff, between the vast world, feel the shock of the soul, will make you feel worthy of this trip, unforgettable.
The above on this today's inventory of China's top ten most spectacular cliff buildings, all of which are shockingly amazing, which of these places you have been to, you know what other cliff buildings in China? Welcome to leave a message in the comments section, let's talk about it.