CULTURE Temple supported by single pillar on a cliff for over 800 years

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Temple supported by single pillar on a cliff for over 800 years

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14:19, December 14, 2020

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

This undated photo shows the Ganlu Temple located in a cave in Taining County, Fujian Province. Built in 1146 during the Song Dynasty, the temple has been supported by only one pillar until now. (Photo: China News Service)

The wooden temple was built in a natural rock cave using no iron nails or tiles.

The 80-meter-high cave resembles an inverted triangle, with the upper part about 30 meters wide and the lower part only 10 meters wide.

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