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Tie Ta (Iron Pagoda), Kaifeng

(4.2/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Iron Pagoda of Youguo Temple (佑國寺), Kaifeng City, Henan province, is a Buddhist Chinese pagoda built in 1049 during the Song dynasty (960–1279) of China. The pagoda is so-named not because it is made of iron, but because its color resembles that of iron. It is a brick pagoda tower built on the location of a previous wooden one that had been burnt down by lightning fire in 1044. Along with the Liuhe, Lingxiao, Liaodi, Pizhi, and Beisi pagodas, it is seen as a masterpiece of Song dynasty architecture.
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TripAdvisor
  • In March, the park is a bit cool and breezy, so you should bring a sweatshirt or light jacket. It takes about 40 minutes to walk through the whole park, even while stopping by at each site. The two un...  more »
  • I was here in the middle of March. The city is polluted and dusty. At night it looks a bit nicer with the lights on and the night markets are quite ok. The ponds in the park where for the most part dr...  more »
  • 开封现存的古迹不多,东北角的铁塔.东南部的繁(po)塔.大梁门的古马道还是值得一看。2月份铁塔晚上有灯会,碰到下雪别有一番韵味  more »
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  • very nice place,this tower is very old and famous
  • looks nice!
  • The iron Pagoda (Tie Ta) high 55 m is located in a beautiful park with a pond
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  • 有接近千年历史的塔。很好的散心场所。
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