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Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si)

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Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si)

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JonasCN wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore3,968 contributions171 helpful votes
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The Hohhot Five-Pagoda temple is an amazing structure. To reach the Pagoda, you have to navigate a long stretch of unmemorable temples and rooms displaying the pagoda's history, with some entrances asking for donations. My advice is to ignore all the temples and navigate directly to the Pagoda. Once you reach the pagoda, you will be in awe by its unique design that is not found in other countries. The pagoda stands alone at the end of the temple. But the Pagoda is locked. If you want to enter the Pagoda, you will need to pay to enter the Pagoda and engage a temple guide. If you don't plan to do so, the whole experience will only take you 5 mins of photo taking. After that, you are wise to proceed to the next tour destination. It is a must visit, albeit for 5 mins outside the pagoda.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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ChanRoberts wrote a review Jan 2020
Lanzhou, China684 contributions44 helpful votes
From what I understand from a Tripadvisor description, this temple complex was a victim of the Cultural Revolution. So, how much of the statuary is all replica I don't know. The day I went, access inside the five pagoda sturcture at the back of the complex was blocked by a locked fence; so, I couldn't see what, if anything, was inside. Anyway, the complex is very much part of the Buddhist temple culture in Hohhot. There are bigger temples in the city, but this one should be on your list because it is different from the others.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Loneostrich wrote a review Apr 2018
Miami Beach, Florida81 contributions36 helpful votes
I quite liked Wuta Si. Firstly, entry was free, so that is a big starting plus. The five-pagoda structure at the back really is special. It looks utterly unlike any other temple structure I've seen in two years living in China. The somewhat Indian influence is quite apparent, and I found it really beautiful. The other structures are relatively more standard, albeit bearing in mind that the Buddhist temples you'll find in Hohhot tend to be Tibetan/Mongolian/Vajrana Buddhist, not the more omnipresent Mahayana Chinese style ones you'll find elsewhere in China. All in all, worth a stop if you have interest in Asian religion.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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StuandSue23 wrote a review Jul 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom29 contributions8 helpful votes
The old town of Hohhot. Fantastic streets around the temple with a large number of stalls selling allsorts. Another street has a number of small cafe type shops. The temple was very very impressive and free. A genuine taste of China culture.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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uaLnoM wrote a review Jun 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia187 contributions24 helpful votes
Interesting tower for a short visit. Do not need to spend a lot of time here as there's nothing much to see except the pagoda.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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