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Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda

76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong, China
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  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
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“hanging temple” (15 reviews)
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76km (47 miles) south of Datong, Datong, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the tallest wooden building in the world made without spikes or other metal - extremely impressive in itself Then it is a very nice and historical important building, and that in itself make it worth visiting, and a nice temple there also (if...More

Thank Khoeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pagoda itself is not particularly interesting other than the fact that it is the tallest wooden Pagoda in ancient China. It was constructed to withstand earthquakes. although it has a slight tilt and scientist are wondering how to make it upright again. What is...More

Thank AndrewYew
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The way that it's built, with no nails just dougong, is pretty impressive. Rather sceptical about the story our guide told us, that everyday one of its 24 support poles is resting. However it was a nice place in general.

Thank LadyAnonymous
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Entrance 60 RMB. Largest wooden pagoda. It's leaning to the side, but not so strong as the Pisa tower. Its planed since 2011 to add to a unesco site. The area is under construction you can only enter the first floor. Take a flush light...More

Thank Dom N
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The tallest wooden pagoda stands 9 floors high, but leans slightly and so all above the ground floor are closed. But you can get a clear idea of the construction as you walk around the Buddha on the ground floor. Requires only half an hour...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This place is not particularly extraordinary. It is interesting, however, to see the structure of these wooden pagoda and to understand how it was built. If you count I'll hold it isn't, it becomes quite unique.

Thank Giacomo C
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The worlds largest wooden pagoda hanging from one side and then not open is still a must see attractions in Datong. Interesting architecture.

Thank MauroCogno
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The tallest wooden pagoda still standing in China. It is proposed to be put on the UNESCO world heritage list and it deserves it. This would enable proper restoration and urban planning of the surroundings.

Thank Barnabaix
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This pagoda was not in our edition of the Lonely Planet, so it was a bonus for us that was included in the tour. The pagoda is very old and the largest wooden pagoda in the world. It was build without any nails... Cool eh?

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The wooden structure is amazing and not too far from the Hanging Temple. We stopped there on the way to Guangwu Great Wall.Worth a stop!

Thank Edith B
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