Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda

Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, Datong

Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
The wooden Sakyamuni Pagoda of Fogong Temple
Aug 2020
A work of fine craftsmanship and art. In 1056, Emperor Daozong of Liao had the wooden pagoda built at what was his grandmother's home. It is the world's oldest wooden pagoda and has withstood earthquakes and and wars.
Written October 1, 2020
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L920
705 contributions
Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda
Dec 2019 • Business
Hard to believe this thing is still exist and stand still after so many natural disaster becoming one of tallest wooden pagoda in the world. When you are visiting Datong, this can be put together for your trip all the way long from Hanging temple and then to Wutaishan to see another magical landsacape of Buddhism history in China.
Written December 4, 2019
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downtherethunder
Fara Novarese, Italy41 contributions
I went there withouth expectations, got surprised!
Nov 2019
I wasn't that excited to pay a driver to go that far from Datong to see a pagoda. Living in China I had seen many. But trust me this one is special. No spikes, just wood. It's the biggest wooden pagoda in China. Worth a visit after the caves and the hanging temple if you have spare time and money.
Written November 29, 2019
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Ann P
84 contributions
Huge wooden pagoda, beautifully carved
Oct 2019
You'll see a lot of pagodas in China, but we did this one after visiting the Hanging Temple at Mount Hengshan. It's the tallest wooden one in China and is well preserved
Written October 30, 2019
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HBMarkowski
The Hague, The Netherlands1,301 contributions
Nice and quiet
Sep 2019 • Solo
Beautiful wooden Pagoda of 76 meters high, no nails, no screwes used. Very quiet place and interesting architecture. On the way between Datong and the Buddha Grotoes.
Written September 23, 2019
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Maria
38 contributions
Nice
Aug 2019
Very nice but it loose a lot because you can’t go in to see properly the very nice interiors. But you shouldn’t miss the visit.
Written September 21, 2019
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TravelingCat22
Tucson, AZ2,396 contributions
Nice but a bit disappointing
Jun 2019 • Couples
This old huge wooden pagoda is beautiful but no longer allows people to visit the different floors, and also forbids photos, so this makes for quite a short visit.
Written June 22, 2019
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ENRIQUE V.
Oughterard, Ireland35 contributions
Wooden Pagoda
Jun 2019 • Family
An amazing place to visit, so well preserved and huge!. As is very old, you're not allowed in or take pictures inside. Also is just the ground floor you'll see. Still, a majestic sight!
The shopping street across the road from the Pagoda is amazing! Bettwr prices than on Beijing for souvenirs, clothes etc.
Not many foreigners visit this area so be ready for the locals to ask to take lots and lots of pics with you. They're all very nice and very safe there. A taxi from Datong hotel and back, around 5 hours altogether ( only over an hour to get there but we did shopping) was 250 Yuan.
Written June 19, 2019
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eealbertson
Halsey, OR38 contributions
Interesting side trip from Datong
Sep 2018 • Solo
This pagoda is the oldest surviving wooden pagoda in China. It was built in 1056 AD during the Liau dynasty. It is 9 stories tall and was renovated in1974. Besides the pagoda, there is a temple that has a nice display of carved Buddhist statues and colorful wall paintings. I enjoyed my visit and came here the same day I saw the Yungang Grottoes. I hired a taxi for my day trip to the two sites.
Written November 7, 2018
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bonnie68hill
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Not as Impressive as I had imagined
Oct 2018
The pagoda shows exterior paint faded or coming off & signs of no maintenance. Can only view from exterior. See it if U are in vacinity but not worth seeing if special trip from Datong. During our trip, the traffic from here to Hanging Monestary was bumper to bumper with mostly trucks on 2 lane highway ( a van & a big truck ditched & blocked traffic).
Written November 3, 2018
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