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Address: 76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong, China

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worth the diversion if on the way to Hanging Temple

We stopped off here on route to the Hanging Temple and it was a great diversion. Walked to the top and had fantastic views of all the levels of Chinese city living! New, old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped off here on route to the Hanging Temple and it was a great diversion. Walked to the top and had fantastic views of all the levels of Chinese city living! New, old, wealthy, poor.....all from one 360deg view! Incredible building feat as completely built from wood without any nails or glue. Unfortunately it looks like they have stopped... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The pagoda is unstable so entry is restricted thus its viewing only, however the surrounding streets are setup for us tourists, we were there on a public holiday and it was cold thus, no crowds so many small stall vendors were not around. The pagoda is a photo shoot and a wander for half an hour, the surrounding streets could... More 

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Mellieha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It leans quite obviously and access has been curtailed. The structure and engineering with wooden brackets is impressive. The grounds are not well kept.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I visited on 19 May, the day of "China Travel Day". It did not open for entrance the temple ground floor although it was free to walk around. I was very disappointed. I will pay a viist again next time.

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Milano
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The construction metodology of the roofs of the pagoda, which is the same in all pagodas, can be seen very well in this solitary place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Not much here but the pagoda and associated temples and you can only go in the ground floor. A long trip to get here but if you're already going to the hanging temple then this is a side-trip on the way but I certainly wouldn't travel this far to see just the pagoda.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very Interesting! One of the highlights of our 2 day tour in Datong. You will need a guide to give you information about the history of the attraction in relation to the town and its people. Without a guide its just something interesting to look at. We had a brilliant guide called Lee Ann who was assigned to us by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Built in 1056 (Ten years before William the Conqueror ) and still standing. Not bad and not a nail used. Remember those wooden puzzles? See how this was built and you will surmise that is possibly where the idea came from. It is great to reflect on its age and that it is made of wood while you view it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Amazing carpentry - only wood used in it's construction - not a nail in sight. Sadly due to deterioration and need for renovation you can only see ground floor so there is not much to be seen inside

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The wooden pagoda was a good surprise, it is big and no doubts a great achievement to build such pagoda with only wood and even more incredible that the pagoda survived that long. It is around 90 minutes driving from central DaTong, and I would position as a nice to visit, but not a must do, if you have limited... More 

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Address: Address: 76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanxi  >  Datong
Average Prices: USD 61 - 61

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