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Address: Shulin Street, Panlong District, Kunming 650034, China
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This is an old Buddhist Temple. The architecture is different from the others here.Worth the visit and a look .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 took as a little boy growing up in Kunming, I see this pagoda in hundreds... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 .

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Kunming, China
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the last bits of old Kunming before they are all gone!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 when they were built. Regardless, they look quite impressive, even more if it's from that... More 

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Cannes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 is a restored historical building (free to go in and up) which was at he... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 walk around the area.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

There is Dongsi Pagoda and Xisi Pagoda, between these two pagodas there is a market (or at least was at the time when we were there) with food stands, stands where you can buy meat, spices or sweets. These pagodas are beautiful and by the Dongsi Pagoda, there is a little park with lot of locals spending their time -... More 

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Suzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

The pagoda itself might not be the most beautiful in its kind, but the atmosphere in the small park in which it stands is relaxing. Just sit there for a while and watch young and old pass their time...

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