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Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda

76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong, China
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“hanging temple” (14 reviews)
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76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong, China
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

How many days do you plan for Datong? The question matters because if you are on a slow trip (months) then by all means this is worth a half day even alone. With a month or less this structure only deserves combination with the Hanging...More

Thank Taylo102
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

We were stunned to see that the entire pagoda is made of wood and still standing hundreds of years later. This is a remarkable site to visit. You will not be able to go up the pagoda but regardless it is a worthwhile site to...More

Thank Vickas D
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This is one of the oldest "surviving" wooden structures in China and in the world. But, it's about 1 hour from downtown Datong and it's close for renovation. Even if it's done renovating, you still can't climb all the way up because they want to...More

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Everything seems to be closed in winter. Many things under renovation. However, the best picture spot of the pagoda is in the park near the main road (no entrance fee).

Thank Ltp_BKK
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

This is the tallest extant wooden pagoda in China. The pagoda is fine but there is no access to the upper levels at the time of our visit. There is a temple just to the north of the pagoda with some nice roof ceramics. The...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

This is the tallest wooden building in the world made without spikes or other metal - extremely impressive in itself Then it is a very nice and historical important building, and that in itself make it worth visiting, and a nice temple there also (if...More

Thank Khoeg
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

The Pagoda itself is not particularly interesting other than the fact that it is the tallest wooden Pagoda in ancient China. It was constructed to withstand earthquakes. although it has a slight tilt and scientist are wondering how to make it upright again. What is...More

Thank AndrewYew
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

The way that it's built, with no nails just dougong, is pretty impressive. Rather sceptical about the story our guide told us, that everyday one of its 24 support poles is resting. However it was a nice place in general.

Thank LadyAnonymous
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Entrance 60 RMB. Largest wooden pagoda. It's leaning to the side, but not so strong as the Pisa tower. Its planed since 2011 to add to a unesco site. The area is under construction you can only enter the first floor. Take a flush light...More

Thank Dom N
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

The tallest wooden pagoda stands 9 floors high, but leans slightly and so all above the ground floor are closed. But you can get a clear idea of the construction as you walk around the Buddha on the ground floor. Requires only half an hour...More

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