Twin Pagoda Temple (Shuangta si)

Twin Pagoda Temple (Shuangta si), Taiyuan

Twin Pagoda Temple (Shuangta si)

Twin Pagoda Temple (Shuangta si)
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MilenAbdalah
Sao Paulo, SP85 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2018
If you are in Taiyuan this place is definitely a “Must go” ... very beautiful and you can go inside the pagodas. Ticket costs 30 Yuan. After so long time finally it opened again this month! I am so glad That I had time to see this place before I leave Taiyuan!
Written October 25, 2018
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,182 contributions
A city sight
Oct 2017 • Friends
You can visit this place if you have plenty of time and don't know where to go.
The East pagoda (built in 1597), was slanted in the 20th century but experts managed to upright it and correct the tilt.
The West pagoda was built in 1612. In charge of the pagoda’s construction was a high ranking monk, named Fodeng.
The pagodas are the tallest set of twin pagodas in China.
Written October 26, 2017
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Lilijp03
Beijing, China247 contributions
History Still Standing
Jul 2016 • Solo
It's nice to see one or two little pieces of history still left in Taiyuan, which is mostly a city of urban sprawl.
I took a taxi to the twin pagodas from the hotel, after 2 taxi's refused to take me there for unknown reasons. The third taxi dropped me off in view of the site (when he saw new customers), but it was still a 1 Km walk in hot summer sun, through a shanty town to get there! Make sure the driver drops you off right at the gate or be prepared to walk through a maze of motorcycle shops and fenced off construction to get there.
Note that you need to buy a 30 Yuan ticket at the house downstairs before you alight the stairs and watch the step as you enter, as it trips everyone up including children.
The area itself is not large but the towers are worth seeing close up and see what they (the first one which is open) is like inside. As one reviewer below suggests, people who are claustrophobic or not good on their feet shouldn't try and climb it to the top.
Visitors without arranged transport may have trouble leaving the site to get back as I didn't see a lot of taxis around and the bus had long departed when I arrived.
Written August 1, 2016
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jessica123130
Taiyuan, China10 contributions
ancient and tranquil
Mar 2015 • Solo
I went to the pagoda last year in winter after a snow fall. It is really quiet then because a few people visiting made me feel comfortable without much noises. It is a bit difficult to climb up and down and a llitle weird to see modern buildings nearby at the top ot the pagpda.
Written January 13, 2016
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YorkHiker
Yorkshire, UK1,391 contributions
Fantastic Temple, and so quiet!
Jul 2015 • Solo
After visiting the Shaanxi Museum and Meng Shan Giant Buddha, I wasn't sure whether to relax in the hotel or visit this temple. After all, I've seen a lot of temples in China.

I'm glad I visited this temple though, it is very beautiful with two fantastic pagodas. I climbed the inside of one of them. The best thing is that the temple is so quiet! Compared to Xian or Beijing everywhere in Taiyuan seems so sleepy. I think there were only 10 other tourists in the entire temple.

A lovely place to visit, easily reached by taxi.
Written November 26, 2015
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Billy Z
Beijing, Beijing, China61 contributions
Most interesting thing to do in Taiyuan
Nov 2014 • Friends
I spend 2 days in Taiyuan, the most interesting thing is to visit Shuangta Temple, traditional architecture are are amazing... the highlight is climbing the bigger temple and take a photo of the small temple.
Written November 14, 2014
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Stuart_Donald
Royston, UK516 contributions
interesting ancient monument
Sep 2014 • Solo
Ancient monument in otherwise industrial town. Lovely peaceful place. You can climb the pagodas for a stunning view, smog permitting. Otherwise walk the grounds and visit the temple on the lower level..
Written September 8, 2014
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Tao De Friends 陶德
Spokane, WA230 contributions
Quieter Tourist Spot
Aug 2014 • Friends
Nice to have quieter tourist spot. Our young friends enjoyed the pagoda climb and we got to the top eventually. Good change up from the normal tourist circuit in the area.
Written September 4, 2014
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winelover00
Barooga, Australia127 contributions
Beautiful gardens
May 2013 • Friends
We arrived late in the day and there was a bit of a revolt on the bus with some people wanting to miss it. Our tour guide ignored them and we were glad she did, it's in a lovely setting, very peaceful.
Written May 30, 2013
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viola232
Linfen, China76 contributions
Lovely place
Feb 2013 • Solo
I went to visit the temple during the Chinese New year of 2013. It was a very calming place. Since the whole city (and country really) was celebrating the holiday I got the temple to myself. I arrived there by bus. You can take bus 812 or 820 to get to the temple. Both buses can be picked up at the train station. Though be prepared to wait a long time for them. If you don't want to wait you can take a taxi. Be sure to take the bus going to the left of the train station (if your facing it) and to stay on the bus till the last stop. It will drop you off right in front of the temple and you can pick it up again when you leave the temple. The temple it self is very beautiful. With view of the city that most don't get to see. I went in the winter so the flowers went in bloom but I am sure that it is nice as well. If you are wanting to climb the pagoda be prepared to climb 13 flights of stairs. It is a small passage way and has not a lot of light. So if your are afraid of small places don't climb it. But the view is very nice from the top (what you can see through the small window). The place has no food in view so if you want to eat or drink something bring it with you. and be prepared to climb some stairs. But all in all its worth it.
Written February 13, 2013
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