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We had a tour guide for our tour and she really helped us to appreciate the pagodas. She was able to describe the symbolism and the more important items we were seeing. We would not have appreciated it as much without the guide.
... that we are all (almost) the same after death. Tombstones should be like this - "same-same but different". I've seen some important cemeteries around the world (for example Punta Arenas, considered the most beautiful cemetery in South America) and everywhere rules the principle: one's...More
You can't but help feeling the something here, it is very peaceful and awe inspiring at the same time. We visited late in the afternoon, on a chilly day (it snowed the next day), I felt very peaceful and funny enough emotional at the same...More
It’s basically a cemetery, but with interesting pagodas as tombstones instead. Since this place is so close to Shaolin temple, it’s worth a visit & some pictures. Some tour groups do stop by here for a quick visit.
This place is just 300m from the Shaolin Temple. All local tour groups only visit the Shaolin Temple and left, hence this place is rather peaceful and quiet. The pagodas are fenced and scattered, with different sizes and designs, an indication of their religious status....More
The Pagodas are the final resting spot for many of the more influential and prominent Abbots/monks of the Shaolin temple, the perimeter is fenced off and there is limited English descriptions, some of the older Pagodas are held up with poles, as I have keen...More