Songye Temple Pagoda

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nick e
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Interesting, but nothing else there
Mar 2018
Interesting to see if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, but it's literally all there is to see and there's no information to hand so don't go out of your way for it. It's more of a tick list item than a 'must see'.
Written September 22, 2018
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Gary T
Xinzheng, China525 contributions
Oldest Brick Pagoda in China and in a Picture-perfect Setting
Mar 2015 • Friends
The pagoda of Songyue Temple was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty, about 1400 years ago. It is the oldest brick pagoda in China. The setting is fabulous, on the side of a mountain. Unfortunately, the rest of the temple is long-since gone, and the inside of the pagoda is gutted out. The main reason to see this is for the beautiful scene. It's definitely off the beaten path, so you need a local to show you how to get there. There is, or was last year, a caretaker family living on the premises. Otherwise there is not really all that much to see. On the other hand, Dengfeng is full of historic and scenic places scattered all around the city, and of course there is the world-famous Shaolin Temple nearby. Also there is a Yuan Dynasty observatory in the neighborhood which Trip Advisor has listed incorrectly as the Xuan Yuan Temple. That observatory is definitely worth a visit. Indeed, one could spend a day visiting the less-famous historical spots of Dengfeng. You can buy a pass at one of the temples which is good for several months and will admit you to many of the attractions. I have photographed pretty much all the sights of Dengfeng and have posted them on my GaryLeeTodd.com website, which I make freely available to everyone.
Written November 2, 2015
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