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Wooden Pagoda In Yingxian

Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian, Datong tour China travel Shanxi toursLocated in Yingxian County to the south of Datong, this is the oldest and tallest wooden pagoda in China. Built in A.D. 1056, it is a sixty-seven-high-high octagon with a diameter of thirty meters at the base. From the outside it appears to be a five-storied structure, but since it has four additional inner stories, it is actually a nine-storied structure. A rational, well-proportioned structure, the pagoda has withstood gunfire and earthquakes. Items of interest in the pagoda include statues and frescoes.

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