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Address: West of Shaolin Temple, Dengfeng 450000, China
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Ancient burial site

What an interesting place. Unfortunately raining and this made some of the paths up behind the forest slippery. Manage with care. The stories and extensive history fascinating... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
lgsweetman
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Singapore, Singapore
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59 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple is within the Shaolin Temple. The compound is the burial place for the key Shaolin Temple monks over the years. There is much to see except for the various different pagodas to commerate the monks.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What an interesting place. Unfortunately raining and this made some of the paths up behind the forest slippery. Manage with care. The stories and extensive history fascinating. Either read up or use a tour guide for information.

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Thank lgsweetman
Singapore, Singapore
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A peaceful area but if you have no local guide, you may not fully understand the historical background behind each pagoda.

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Thank Dgoh359
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A tall forest of respect. More interesting than it looks because of the size and interplay of towers and shadows

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

History and souls lives here. You could come and meditate the question you have, and maybe one of masters burried here would help you witn an answer

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Thank Ponuponas
Dodge City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is a cemetery with ancient steles and it is a great place for a peaceful stroll through history of the KungFu tradition.

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Cowbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have briefly mentioned this when reviewing the Shaolin Temple and thought this the best bit. Strangely, many visitors to the temple seemed not to walk the further 300 metres to see the 'forest', so it was happily much less crowded. The Pagodas are over a thousand years old and are all essentially graves, with the more levels built denoting... More 

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Thank John R
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

If you really are interested in pagoda style then you should go through wikipedia and search "araniko" from nepal. Historybis interesting. But china has preserved it from its heart. Being a nepali i salute chinese love for humanity. So here pagoda forest has that solidarity for its pagoda culture. You can see them and admire especially if you are from... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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529 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful Pagoda forest. Each pagoda represents the life of a local monk. I visited during the Chinese New Year so there were lots of fireworks and celebrations here. Epic!

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This just completes the process of visiting the Shaolin Temple and throws light on the history of the temple monks over the past centuries

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