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Tie Ta (Iron Pagoda), Kaifeng

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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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  • I've seen plenty of Pagodas in China, but Kaifeng's Iron Pagoda lives up to its boast that it is "thebest Pagoda under heaven". We were on a tight timeframe so we approached it via the West Gate. This...  more »
  • To have piled up in the reddish-brown brick until only the "tower", however, the current Tower, not to look from a distance several so called "tower". Tower is permanently baked porcelain tiles and mouldings and intricate carvings are spectacular.
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  • If you are searching for real evidence of the Song Dynasty in Kaifeng, you should put the Iron pagoda on your list. While most of the city is a reconstruction designed to draw tourists, the Iron Pagoa...  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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