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Chongsheng Three Pagodas

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Address: Under Yingle Peak, Dali 671000, China
Phone Number: 0872-2666107,0872-2449966
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Breathtaking scenery

We managed to walk half way cuz was not informed about the shuttle available from main gate to top. But the sceneries are breathtaking. Even though we didn't go up but still a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The 3 stone towers were beautiful, and they were the only real attractions to me at this so called historical site. All the rest in the surrounding were makeup and fake history -- as if Disneyland claiming their castle was once the home of a great king (not that they did).

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The pagodas are very renovated so it's hard to believe they are as old as they say! When we were there the famous reflections were hard to see as the weather was cloudy and light was poor. Not as busy as many of the sights in Dali and Yunnan, but also not that exciting either!

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The temple complex is right in the foothills of a massive mountain chain. It was really nice on a clear day and the mountains were holding back a wall of white clouds. There are about a dozen levels as you proceed upward but if you want, there are tourist trams that can take you halfway up or all the way... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We managed to walk half way cuz was not informed about the shuttle available from main gate to top. But the sceneries are breathtaking. Even though we didn't go up but still a worth to visit. From the 3 pagodas to 3 temples we pass through its worth a walk. Make sure you wear hats and long sleeves if you... More 

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Surigao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Very nice place... picturesque... with a temple on top .... If you believe in their religion, there are places to write your wishes/prayers. Vendors outside with local fruits, be careful as their prices vary.

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Alhambra, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The grounds were beautiful and it was amazing to look at the pagodas, which are about 1200 to 1300 years old. Beauty: 4, History: 5, Service: 1 (the driver of the shuttle drove at unsafe speeds, going 30 km an hour while the limit was 5-10 km). He looked angry the whole time and when I tried to tell him... More 

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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a beautiful place to visit, its so pretty, quite a bit walking but you can pay and get a buggy to take you to the top then walk back down. Its worth it. The lake is beautiful and great for taking photographs, very interesting reading along the way explaining temple and pagodas, lovely location with the mountains making... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Only go if you have a student card and get entry for half price. Even then, a good alternative would be to hike up the mountain to the tea garden which offers great views and less Chinese tourists/tours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

As we stayed at Jade EMU near the West Gate of the Old City, we take t elivertyt to take the local bus. Just walk across the road and take the Designated Three Pagoda bus. Just pay rmb2 per head for the air cond bus, just damn cheap. It only take 5 mins to reach the compound of the 3... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

These symbols of Dali are quite lovely, especially against the green mountains. Within the last decade the (city/county/province/national government) has developed a large park around the pagoda site with a number of Buddhist temples. I even found a shrine to the Taoist god for good fortune! Apparently this has been the site of Buddhist teaching for a long time, but... More 

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