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Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda
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Datong Full-Day Tour: Hengshan Hanging Temple and Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The pagoda is very nice, but not particularly noteworthy in appearance. It's age and construction are impressive and the huge Buddha statue inside it is awe inspiring. I did it after the hanging temple and I feel it was worth the drive. The town of Yingxian does not see many foreigners, so expect friendly curiosity from the locals. I recommend seeing it if you can, but giving it a miss if time is short.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Structually, very good and interesting. Please do not expect to be able to climb up it - its nerly 1000 years old, made of wood, and no nails holding it together! You really think it would last another 1000 years with hoards of tourists climbing it!

Spend an hour looking round, and admire it for its brilliant engineering.

Thank Bellcom
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

The wooden pagoda is interesting to see but not on its own worth the visit. You can see the lean but are not able to climb it anymore. We'd suggest you treat it as a stop off point to other more notable sites.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

I agree with others that it is not worth a long detour, but that if you're in the area you should not miss it. It's a very tall and very old pagoda, all wood, and like Pisa's tower, not entirely straight anymore, which explains why only the ground floor can be visited.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

OK I would not go out of my way to see it, but if you travelling from the Hanging Temple ( a must !! ) to the Yungang Grottoes ( another must !! ), then it's not much out of the way to see the wooden Pagoda. No access allowed when I was there, and kinda stark, but fascinating how they might have built it. And of course, there are lots of other wooden pagodas in China, but perhaps not quite as high.

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