this is a pretty nice treatment .............
I'm very interested in some of the chinese temple designs, especially the cliffside temples.
these were obviously designed on the most dramatic setting possible,
and I guess it's part of the ambience to make the experience of the monks there deeper.
this one is famous, in datong.
on the west cliff of Jinlong Vallay at the foot of Heng Mountain ......the Hanging Monastery is 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Datong City center ... combines the Confucianism, the Taoism and the Buddhism as one, with the statues of Confucius, Lao-tzu, a Chinese philosopher in the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C.-476 B.C.), and Buddha Sakyamuni placed in the same temple. ... link
an image of the tiger's nest temple (Taktsang Palphug Monastery) in Bhutan .................