Kaifeng Iron Tower Park

Kaifeng Iron Tower Park: Hours, Address, Kaifeng Iron Tower Park Reviews: 4/5

Kaifeng Iron Tower Park
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Foodie_Traveller_12
Edmonton, Canada80 contributions
Beautiful park showcasing China’s landscaping
Dec 2019 • Couples
When you look from the front ticket gate it appears unassuming and we thought it was going to be just another park. Just another park is an understatement! Even in November when the flowers weren’t in bloom, the grounds were amazing. Every piece of the iron pagoda is its original. The landscape was magnificent to behold. May parts of the park were under water so to get through the park you’d have to wind through various bridges during its original design. Now the water level has dropped and most of the landscaping is at ground level.
Written December 31, 2019
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70ava
1131314687 contributions
Highly recommended, the most beautiful and impressive pagoda in China
Nov 2019
It is one of those old constructions that make you wonder how they did it so many years ago. It is so well constructed, that it managed to survive innumerable floods, earthquakes and what not. If you arrive on a sunny day and there are few crowds around, you will enjoy it immensely. Check out the amazing tiles and the various figurines. We found the gracefulness of the pagoda to be amazing.
Written November 9, 2019
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TnC_on_Tour
London51 contributions
Amazing Pagoda
Oct 2019
The pagoda is one of the few genuinely old buildings left in Kaifeng and it is an amazing structure.

The surrounding park is beautiful especially the bonsai
Written November 3, 2019
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Cunobelinus83
85 contributions
Beautiful Old Tower
Jun 2018 • Friends
A very scenic place/ You can walk around the park grounds and climb the pagoda itself. There are a couple of souvenir shops in the grounds, less overpriced than in some parts of the city.
Written May 22, 2019
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AndrewYew
Singapore, Singapore4,182 contributions
The only remnant of ancient Kaifeng
Apr 2019 • Friends
Kaifeng, located south of the Yellow River was totally flooded several time in history and most of its history is buried under layers of mud. The Iron Pagoda was constructed on a hill (great foresight) so after the many flooding through the centuries, it is now at ground level. So it is about the only authentic historical structure left in Kaifeng.
We climbed to the top, thankfully we were the only ones in our group to do so as the space inside is extremely tight and it is very hard to pass another person. It reminded me of the Cu Chi tunnels of the Viet Cong. Relics of the Buddha have been found here under the Pagoda.
Written April 23, 2019
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bdougherty
Bratislava, Slovakia68 contributions
Very scenic and historic
Nov 2018 • Couples
In a nice, green park next to a small lake, the scenery is perfect for this unusual building. Not difficult to climb the stairs to the top - interior is interesting and provides good views of surrounding area. Worth an hour.
Written November 28, 2018
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CXGTraveller
Beaumont, TX351 contributions
Great history
Nov 2018 • Family
This tower is about 1000 years old, one of the few things remained in Kaifeng that's from that era. You can climb up the tower, but expect tight space and big steps (some steps are a foot in height).
Written November 19, 2018
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Timothy R
47 contributions
Beautiful peaceful place
Jun 2018 • Couples
Arrived at Kaifeng on the fast train, took the Number 8 bus into town and did all the hotel stuff. Decided the Iron Pagoda Park would be first on the list. Our hotel was near the Drum Tower and the bus stops only have some of the busses listed so decide to go by taxi. So for the grand sum of 7 Rmb we had kerb to kerb service and a smile.

There is a charge, 40 rmb, for entry to the park, ( half price for the 60 or over and free for 70 or over). It is more than worth it. The Park stretches out in front of you down the main avenue with the pagoda in the distance. But take your time to explore the side sections, (we kept to the left making a kind of circuit), like the Lotus Garden, (in bloom), the Bonsai garden and associated elements, (some are being refurbished so access is sporadic). Not forgetting the temple / budda.

The Iron Pagoda is actually a nick name, it's not iron but is made of brown glazed interlocking bricks which look like Iron. So who's going to argue with a 1000 year old nickname. It is impressive at a distance and close up, you can make your own mind up as to whether it leans, But it's been standing through umpteen earthquakes and floods so it's earned the right to lean if it wants. You can climb up inside, (30rmb), but it's somewhat restrictive for room and head height.
If your lucky you'll be there when the monks come to pray and honour the pagoda.

Beyond the Pagoda is the lake with covered "corridors" Chinese style.
It looks as if you can walk around the lake clockwise and enter the university at the far end, but for us it was a step too far. We did enjoy watching the local collection of bathers swimming in, up and down and round the lake, (no small distance). There are boats you can hire etc. I suspect that the bottom end of the lake has a public access beach type thing, but we didn't investigate.

When you walk back, assuming you keep to the left you'll pass an access door to the university. As university students have free access a fair number wander in and out. Further along is a whole area set aside for parties, dances and food festivals. It was all closed when we were there.

If your there in the afternoon, do take the time to revisit the Pagoda for photo's as the light changes and in the later afternoon it is truly at it's best on a sunny day.

Once you exit the park there are a large number of bus options, which suits you really depends on where your heading next. No 1,3,20 & 47 can all drop you within 5 minutes of the drum tower for 1rmb each.

If you haven't ridden on the local Chinese bus you've missed something.
Smile at everyone, wave at the kids, you will get a very warm welcome, as the driver plays high stakes dodgems and tunes on the horn getting from A to B.
Written June 4, 2018
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DrB5706
Moncton, Canada255 contributions
The non-iron Iron Pagoda
Apr 2018 • Business
This was part of a full day of activities in the ancient city of Kaifeng. Unfortunately one of the best markets for souvenirs was closed.
Written May 6, 2018
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Justin K
Shanghai, China277 contributions
Relaxing park with authentic Song Dynasty pagoda
Apr 2018 • Solo
This was a great find - a peaceful serene park with interesting architecture and historical sites. The highlight of course is the authentic Song Dynasty pagoda which overlooks the park but there are also a few nice trails and other temples. In particular, one houses a bronze amithaba buddha which is among the best buddha images I saw in Kaifeng. Also make sure to visit the bonsai garden which has numerous beautiful and quirky trees. It vastly exceeded my expectations. This park is worth at least an hour of your time to soak up the history and enjoy the surroundings.
Written April 30, 2018
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