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Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda, Datong
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Known as the world's first pagoda and the highest and oldest wooden structure in country, Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda enraptures visitors with its ornate woodwork featuring a nail-free construction. When viewed from the outside, the pagoda appears to have five stories, but it actually contains nine--four remain hidden inside. Admire the rustic octagonal construction with 54 different types of brackets jointed only by mortises and tenons form the wooden masterpiece. Explore the interior decorated with colorful frescoes and statues of Buddha in different poses. The golden Buddha in the first floor stretches 11 m (36 ft) in height. Arrange your visit to Ying Xian Wooden Pagoda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Datong using our Datong travel itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting to visit. The penalty be closed access to the towers and not can go to any of the plants.
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  • It is a quite a long way from Datong. People usually visit this and Yangmen Pass together. The pagoda is magnificent but due to the unstable structure, tourists are not allowed to go up the pagoda any...  more »
  • 现在只能在一层看,所以除非信仰或熟悉佛教,不用花50买票(60岁以上免费)进去,在外面看一眼就可以了。应县最好的是凉粉,跟大同、浑源的不一样,很香,木塔前面步行街就有,必吃美食。