Introduction to Wooden Pagoda (应县木塔)
The Wooden Pagoda is not only the tallest but also the oldest wooden pagoda in China today. Compared with the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Wooden Pagoda in YingXian County is 115 years older and 11.36 meters taller. In the 1950s, this pagoda became a cultural heritage and received a first-class protection.
Taqian Street of Jincheng Town, Yingxian County, Shuozhou, Shanxi Province （about 70km south of Datong）
Shaka Pagoda, several buddhas, cultural relics in the pagoda
Opening Hours: 7:00am~6:00pm
Admission Fee: 60 yuan
Visiting Time: 1 hour
Best Time to Visit: May to October(when the climate is temperate and it is not that windy and sandy there)
Take bus 19, 28, 30 to Xinnan Station in Datong downtown, then transfer regular bus to Yingxian County. It takes about one hour and fifty minutes.
1. It is suggested to link a trip with Hanging Monastery in Hunyuan County between Datong Downtown and Yingxian County.
2. The pagoda is allowed to visit the first floor only out of the consideration to visiters safety and pagoda protection.
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