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“Closed that day”

White Horse Pagoda of Dunhuang
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Closed that day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We rented bikes and went to look for the pagoda, it was closed that day, but the neighborhood is pleasant, dirt road streets with small farm/houses out of the center of town....will be gone a in a few years

Visited August 2012
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Beijing, China
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Old 1,600-year site, new 170-year pagoda”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

The White Horse Pagoda requires a RMB 15 ticket. There is nothing in there except for the pagoda, which has 9 levels, 12-metre tall, and a 7-metre diameter. The pagoda you see was built about 170 years ago during the Qing dynasty. The original White Horse Pagoda was built about 1600 years ago, after a then-famous Buddhist monk returned from the west and his horse, which took him all the way across the harsh desert, died as he entered Dunhuang.

There are only 2 reasons you would come to this site: 1) You're determined to hit all the possible sightseeing places in Dunhuang, perhaps because it's your 3rd or 4th trip here. Or 2) you're returning to the city after a day visiting the sites to the far west of Dunhuang (eg. Yadan geological park, Yumen Pass, etc.) The pagoda is located just 2km west of Dunhuang city, so if you're passing through anyway you might wish to stop by and take a look.

Either way, you can decide for yourself whether it's worthwhile according to your travel purposes.

Visited February 2012
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