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Address: Jiefang Lu 175, Kaifeng, China
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Nice park with an ancient tower

In March, the park is a bit cool and breezy, so you should bring a sweatshirt or light jacket. It takes about 40 minutes to walk through the whole park, even while stopping by at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In March, the park is a bit cool and breezy, so you should bring a sweatshirt or light jacket. It takes about 40 minutes to walk through the whole park, even while stopping by at each site. The two unique things in the park that stood out to me was the temple, and obviously the Iron Tower. As I approached... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here in the middle of March. The city is polluted and dusty. At night it looks a bit nicer with the lights on and the night markets are quite ok. The ponds in the park where for the most part drained for mantenance. The iron tower was closed for maintenance. It was dusty and dry. The only unexpected... More 

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Fairlight, Australia
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115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

I've seen plenty of Pagodas in China, but Kaifeng's Iron Pagoda lives up to its boast that it is "thebest Pagoda under heaven". We were on a tight timeframe so we approached it via the West Gate. This took us through an avenue of trees, a weird collection of dinosaurs and a large temple structure decorated with wonderful lanterns. The... More 

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Thank bladdamasta
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25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

If you are searching for real evidence of the Song Dynasty in Kaifeng, you should put the Iron pagoda on your list. While most of the city is a reconstruction designed to draw tourists, the Iron Pagoa is the read deal, constructed in the 11th century of beautifully glazed bricks. If you go on a nice day, the surrounding park... More 

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Thank MEMworldwide
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702 reviews
387 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Tie Ta is a pagoda in Iron Tower Park. An extra entrance ticket is required. To climb the tower is somewhat tiresome, but the view from the top is beautiful.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Xinzheng, China
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64 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Kaifeng was the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD). The original wooden pagoda was destroyed by fire and this 13-story brick pagoda built in 1049 to replace it. It got its name because its bricks have the color of rusted iron. Nearly everything in Kaifeng was buried by floods nearly a millennium ago, but the pagoda sat atop... More 

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

A trip to the Iron Pagoda Park is well worth the effort. The pagoda itself is a beautiful, graceful stricture that is a genuine antique treasure. It is possible to go up inside, and for those without claustrophobia or acrophobia, this is a great climb. The park surrounding the pagoda is restful and lovely.

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Malaysia
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139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

We reached the entrance of Kaibao Shi Pagoda (开宝寺塔), or commonly known as Iron Pagoda, or Tie Ta of Kaifeng (开封铁塔) around 4:30 pm. The pagoda was built using glazed bricks (琉璃砖) which the colour of the bricks resembles rusty iron. That's how the Iron Pagoda got its name. Built in 1049 in Song Dynasty, the octagonal pagoda is 55.88... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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49 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

Contrast to its name , the Iron Pagoda was not built with iron but with bricks which colour look similar to iron from far. This structure which is about 56m in height is still standing strong for more than 1,000 years since the Northern Song Dynasty. It is located in a huge park with nice landscape . It requires a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is an 800-year-old Song Dynasty pagoda. Very impressive. You can climb the tower for a fee, though be aware that it is quite claustrophobic and there is nothing at the top except a welcome end to the stairs. No viewing platform. Though you can see a bit out of the side windows as you climb, especially if you're short... More 

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