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Tie Ta (Iron Pagoda)

Jiefang Lu 175, Kaifeng, China
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Ranked #5 of 31 Attractions in Kaifeng
Type: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Iron Pagoda is much more beautiful in reality than in the photos. There is also a great park. If you are in Kaifeng, you just have to see the Iron Pagoda, I think it's almost like a symbol of the city.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tie Ta is a pleasant stroll through gardens with statuary, a temple and along a small river. The pagoda itself is an 1000 year old structure built as a worship focus for Buddhists. Climbing the pagoda is no longer allowed for safety reasons.

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Dallas, Texas
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135 reviews 135 reviews
61 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Adjacent to Henan University old campus (but you cannot enter from the campus). Its impressive in that it was built around 900 AD (I think) and its still there. You can climb to the top (very narrow and hot in summer) and get a good view across Henan University campus and the city of Kaifeng (IF the air pollution is... More

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Chicago, IL
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It's brick AND it's leaning! In any event, the pagoda is worth seeing, as are the water lilies throughout the park. There's a legend that you should walk clockwise around the pagoda to gain good fortune, so we did just that. It's one of the attractions in Kaifeng, and worth a short visit, although I'd avoid the over-priced shop selling... More

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Zhengzhou, China
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

i have been the many times, the tower is more than 900 years totally original building with 185 feet high. Outside the building, every brick is glaced with different carving. Also we can climb up the tower to see the sercet. It is leaning to one side because of long term wind.

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