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Address: No.17 Yinshan Street, Baoshi Town, Zhong County 404332, China
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Felt Like the Real China

This temple, built in 1650 has managed to survive the local floods due to its advantage of being built high into the mountain. We were on a Viking River Cruise on the Yangtze... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2017
John L
Lilburn, Georgia
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San Antonio, Texas
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Red Pagoda is beautifully situated on the banks of the Yangtze River. The whole pagoda is built without nails and is ninety-nine steps to the top. The views from the top are amazing. As you make your way to the top there are displays on each floor you can look at to catch your breath. There are also several... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Shibaozhai Pagoda, or Precious Stone Fortress, or Stone Treasure Fortress, dates from the Ming dynasty and consists of a gate, 12 story pagoda (the top three floors only added in 1956) and temple complex at the top of the hill. It is both a temple and fortress complex. The Pagoda has a distinctive red colour to it which is... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

Small village with still traditional peoples-repair shop, noodle shop, basket weaver, embroidery workers, vegetable sellers and tourist stalls. There is a suspension/ cable bridge separating the town from the actual pagoda which was interesting...called the drunken bridge. The pagoda was beautiful and well preserved. Impressive.

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Lilburn, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

This temple, built in 1650 has managed to survive the local floods due to its advantage of being built high into the mountain. We were on a Viking River Cruise on the Yangtze and disembarked at the foot of this town, then you walk up the hill for a mile or two (not too bad if you aren't in a... More 

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Goderich, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Part of a Sinorama tour, "Shibaozhai, literally “Precious Stone Fortress” is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion of nine floors which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill." This trip is not meant for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Loved this excursion from the Yangtze cruise. This was one of our “optional” excursions and we really enjoyed it. The climb up the pagoda isn’t really for the infirm as it is up several flights of wooden steps but the view from the top is worth it. Unlike some of the other steps there are landings which allow you to... More 

Thank RayandSteve
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

Pagoda built on the cliff face. Built as a shelter for people to walk up the stairs along the cliff face to reach the temple at the top. What I found most interesting was the dam built to keep the lower portions of the complex from submerging under the water (due to the building of the 3 gorges dam). Pretty... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

This pagoda was interesting in the fact that you were able to climb to the top for the view. However I would caution everyone that to reach the pagoda you have to cross a swinging bridge that is not only swinging but also bouncing. I wouldn't recommend anyone cross the bridge that is unsteady on their feet or weak in... More 

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Placitas, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Shibaozhai Pagoda is a 12-tier wooden pavilion with a height of 184 feet and built in a mountain. There are a total of 120 steps to the top. But for those that don't want to do the steps, there is plenty still to see at the base including beautiful relief murals that look like they are carved in marble.... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The visit to the ShibaoZhai pagoda was the last stop on our Sinorama tours Yanztse river cruise. It is stunning to find this 12-story temple, accessible only by climbing a very steep set of steps, located on a small island, connected via a somewhat scary suspension bridge (for those with fear of heights). The pagoda was interesting, complete with statutes... More 

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