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Five Pagoda Temple

 Hohhot Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Five Pagoda Temple (五塔寺)

Temple of the Five Pagodas (Wuta Temple) is a Buddhist temple in Hohhot City, the capital of Inner Mongolia Province. It was first built in the reign of Emperor Yongzheng in Qing Dynasty. It measures 16 meters high and the original name was Precious Pagoda of the Buddhist Relics of the Diamond Throne.The distinctive five pagodas surmount contains a temple with 1563 images of Buddha carved into its walls each differing slightly to the other. Inside is a rare Mongolian cosmological map carved into a large stone which illustrates the zodiac and positions of numerous stars. The temple should be part of your sightseeing trip to Hohhot. 

The Five pagodas standing side by side on the seat, the central one has seven stories while the rest on the four corners are all five-story high. In the first floor of these pagodas, there are brick carvings of Buddha, Bodhisattva, Bodhi trees and so on. While in the floors above there are a great number of niches for statues of Buddha in different shapes totaling 1563. In addition, an astronomical chart and two Buddhism pictures are carved delicately onto a wall behind the pagodas, which are valuable cultural relics.

   
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Location

Wutasi Hou Street, Hohhot

   
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Main Sights

Statues of Buddha and Scriptures

   
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Travel Information

Admission Fee: 35 Yuan  
Opening Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

   
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Transportation 

1. Take buses 50, 56 or 79 to reach Five Pagoda Temple

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting Five Pagoda Temple during Buddhist festivals.

   
   

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