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One of the Best Buddhist Pagodas in China

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2015
Gary T
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Xinzheng, China
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Fairlight, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 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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Thank Gary T
Cleveland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 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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Thank sbabones
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The Iron Pagoda is much more beautiful in reality than in the photos. There is also a great park. If you are in Kaifeng, you just have to see the Iron Pagoda, I think it's almost like a symbol of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Tie Ta is a pleasant stroll through gardens with statuary, a temple and along a small river. The pagoda itself is an 1000 year old structure built as a worship focus for Buddhists. Climbing the pagoda is no longer allowed for safety reasons.

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