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Kaifeng, located south of the Yellow River was totally flooded several time in history and most of its history is buried under layers of mud. The Iron Pagoda was constructed on a hill (great foresight) so after the many flooding through the centuries, it is...More
In a nice, green park next to a small lake, the scenery is perfect for this unusual building. Not difficult to climb the stairs to the top - interior is interesting and provides good views of surrounding area. Worth an hour.
Arrived at Kaifeng on the fast train, took the Number 8 bus into town and did all the hotel stuff. Decided the Iron Pagoda Park would be first on the list. Our hotel was near the Drum Tower and the bus stops only have some...More
This was a great find - a peaceful serene park with interesting architecture and historical sites. The highlight of course is the authentic Song Dynasty pagoda which overlooks the park but there are also a few nice trails and other temples. In particular, one houses...More
Being an old capital of many dynasties in China, Kaifeng is a city full of history and culture. However, many historical places have been refurbished into something 'semi-historical'. This way of protecting the heritage is quite controversial.
But the Iron Tower is an ancient heritage...More
This is a largish park, with quite a number of attractions. What's interesting about all the temples etc., is that unlike so much of China, they've not (yet) brought the decorators in. As a result, you get a real sense of antiquity and history. It's...More