Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si), Hohhot

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The Five Pagoda Temple, also known as the "Precious Pagoda of the Buddhist Relics of the Diamond Throne", is a Buddhist temple in the city of Hohhot in Inner Mongolia in north-west China. It is located in the older part of the city in the vicinity of Qingcheng Park.The construction of the pagoda by the Mongol monk Yangcarci began in 1727 and was completed in 1732.The stupa, which is situated at the northern most part of the temple complex, is surmounted by five pagodas and has 1,563 images of buddhas carved into its walls each one differing slightly from the other. Against the northern wall, outside the stupa, one can find three large stone carvings representing: the wheel of life (left), a representation of the universe according to Buddhist cosmology (middle), and a rare Mongolian cosmological map, which illustrates the zodiac and positions of numerous stars. It is the only such map discovered yet in China from this era.
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  • July 26, 2017
    In the very back of the temple is a stone tower was very unique. Fine statues and engraving on countless on the walls of the tower was not far away from Tibetan Buddhist Tower, this tower, and also on the walls of the Foundation was to elaborate carved, such as bodhisattva, Lion, elephant and sutras. On the other side of the Tower there old Mongolian astronomical map. Worth seeing.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Five Pagoda Temple inside China the only Mongolian astronomical but Ting said the world only in Tulsa, carved on the Tower conditions after Landis, it's well worth Userboxes/Time slowly Hin 賞; sell more five Pagoda Temple, sitting beside the walls conditions conditions of 嘗 pagoda fragrance 圍 'll let people relax
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  • July 11, 2017
    The old town of Hohhot. Fantastic streets around the temple with a large number of stalls selling allsorts. Another street has a number of small cafe type shops. The temple was very very impressive an...  more »

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