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Dongsi Pagoda

Shulin Street, Panlong District, Kunming 650034, China
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Not a must see

There are many pagodas in China, which are more beautiful than these two. Would waste my time on it.

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Sjakie S
Hoorn, The Netherlands
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Old China in a modern setting

This pagoda is one of two at opposite ends of a small shopping/restaurant street in what is now... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Scott P
Shanghai, China
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12 Jun 2017
“Old China in a modern setting”
15 Aug 2017
“Not a must see”
Shulin Street, Panlong District, Kunming 650034, China
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There are many pagodas in China, which are more beautiful than these two. Would waste my time on it.

Thank Sjakie S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This pagoda is one of two at opposite ends of a small shopping/restaurant street in what is now becoming a busy spot of Kunming. Both pagodas are nestled in small gardens with gated entrances. This is well worth the time and is only a 20...More

1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Photos of my grandparents home from 1920's in a wide open field surrounded by a privacy wall just 100 yards away from this ancient pagoda highlight how much this provincial town has changed in the last 50 years. Digitizing the thousands of slides my father...More

1  Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

This is an old Buddhist Temple. The architecture is different from the others here.Worth the visit and a look .

Thank SE s
Reviewed 1 April 2016

A true ancient relic in a city that is tearing down the old things to make way for the new. Theres not much happening here and you can't get in the pagoda, but it is a nice place to see and sit and reflect. See...More

Thank JWinkle
Reviewed 27 March 2016

There are 2 pagodas on each side of the old Kunming town and they are outstanding and beautiful. Unfortunately they are under renovation and we could not get into them to view them.

Thank igelle
Reviewed 10 December 2015

These 2 towers are old, reported built during the Tang Dynasty, some 1500 or so years ago. When we got there, both were fenced off, under seriously reconstruction, so we couldn't find out more. Online? Not so either, as there are several theories as to...More

Thank goldlizsts
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Really surprised to see this sight languishing so low in the classification of attractions in Kunming. i would rank it third after the Yuantong temple and the Green Lake. You have the West gate and the East Gate Pagodas and half way between both there...More

Thank duvilla
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The Dongsi Pagoda is located in Shulin Street, Kunming. Constructed during the Nanzhou Kingdom it was originally named Changle Pagoda. During the Qing Dynasty, the pagoda collapsed in an earthquake and was reconstructed. Entry is not allowed into the pagoda but it was nice to...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 1 September 2013

You can't enter or climb the pagoda but it's still lovely to look at. There's no need to go all out to visit this but if you're in the area, do check this out.

Thank pianocello
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