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Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si)

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Address: Wutasi Hou Street, Hohhot, China
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This pagoda is quite unique in Mongolia. The style is from Indian Buddhism....

This pagoda is quite unique in Mongolia. The style is from Indian Buddhism. Although it is called the "1000-Buddha Pagoda", there are actually some 1563 carvings of Buddha on its exterior walls.

Inside the Pagoda there is, sadly, nothing at all - it was all stripped-out and destroyed in the Cultural Revolution.

However, the empty interior has been used to display an ancient stone-carved Mongolian Map of the Cosmos - on Buddhist principles. Another copy of it is outside, set in the walls of the Pagoda grounds.

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Nice square!

We walked past a few temples, strolled the market and took a few pictures. If you have the chance be sure to sample some of the Horse Milk beer/alcohol they have for sale int he... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We walked past a few temples, strolled the market and took a few pictures. If you have the chance be sure to sample some of the Horse Milk beer/alcohol they have for sale int he green bottles.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a calm and peaceful little temple quite similar to other Buddhist temples all over China, except that you can see influences of Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism and the Mongol script all coexisting. Quite a nice vibe, but not a must see. Entrance is free and there aren't too many tourists, so a great place to cover in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Nice little temple, very unique in architecture compared to typical Chinese temple buildings. Loved the detailed work and hundreds of statues of Budha carved on the pagodas.

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Thank Diljeet G
Taiwan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Could only see the top of the pagodas from outside. The cab driver was also not sure of the location of the pagodas themselves so expect a bit of walking around

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The architecture and history of this temple will impress any visitor. Most of all the peaceful to anyone looking to reflect on the day in the busy city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a must see for those who won't have a chance to visit other places in Asia, it's a beautiful blend of Chinese, Tibetan and Hindu in one surprisingly small parcel! It's all wonderfully preserved, and you are allowed to climb the very steep and narrow stairs to the top! It's not a far walk from other major attractions... More 

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Xinzheng, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Mostly this is a pretty average Buddhist temple except for three things: 1. The 5 towers of this temple, which is a common theme in Hindu and Indian-influenced temples (eg., Angkor Wat), is unique for China. That alone makes this a "must see" for anyone visiting Hohhot. 2. There is a pretty decent collection of gilt bronze Buddhist statues displayed... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

I have been to many temples in China and why go to this one again, almost all look same I was thinking. Especially I don't like to pay, in my opinion temples are like church in Europe, it's should be free entrance to all. Anyway my wife convince me and because we had 3 days to spend in the city,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

In my opinion, the best thing to do in Hohhot. There aren't many people here so you'll be assured of peace and quiet. The five pagoda temple itself is beautiful to look at. Take an hour to just sit, enjoy the peace and quiet, reflect... Love this place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This temple has an old history. It has maps of ancient Mongolian Buddhist interpretation of the sky. Also the small tangka exhibition was nice. The 5 tower stupa was great. Easy to find with taxi and only 20 min walk from xiilitu temple. Ticket: 35 per adult 15 per student with student card

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