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Travel to the Dali Three pagodas, you can experience the Buddism culture in Yunnan province, southern part of our country. Dali Three Pagodas were used to be built in the Chongsheng Temple which was the Buddhist center of Nanzhao State. Built between 822 and 859, the three pagodas used to be situated in Chongsheng Temple at the foot of Diancang Mountain on the shores of Lake Erhai. However, Chongsheng Temple is no longer exists, but the three pagodas, different in size and history, remain. Survived more than 30 strong earthquakes in the past 1,000 years, the Three Pagodas stand

intact a marvel of architecture, and have been a major national treasure under the preservation of the State Government. The three Pagodas were made of bricks, built about a thousand years ago. They are straight and towering, standing like three legs of a tripod. The main one, the Quadrangular Qianxun Pagoda, is 69.13 meters high with 16 stories, covered with multiple tiers of eaves. The eaves present smooth concave arcs, reflecting the style of Tang Dynasty pagodas. Unearthed from the pagoda's underground palace were ceramic Buddhist statues and pagodas and matrices for printing Buddhist scriptures in Sanskrit. Study of Three Pagodas and  the

cultural relics that have been excavated at the site provide significant data for exploring the history, religion, and art of the area.The two other smaller pagodas, about 70 meters away from the Qianxun Pagoda, are 42.19 meters high with 10 stories. The two pagodas are octagonal with ten multi-eave pent roofs. They were built later than the bigger one, in the Song Dynasty style.
Here's some guide information of The Three Pagodas: Address: Three Pagodas, northwest of Dali county, Yunnan Province.        Contact number: 0086-872-2666346  Admission Fee: CNY121  Opening Hours: 08:00 to 19:00

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So many things to see in Dali, is it worth to see Dali Three Pagodas? I don’t want to waste time there if it’s not.

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I visited the three pagodas on july 31th 2009- thought i visited a lot of pagodas in china allready and that at first was shocked by the entrance fees (121 for an adult, 62 for a studant provided you present one..) it ended up to be really worth it. The place is huge and you can get a good view at the city, the old city and the lake from the temples, the site is very well maintained (it is clean, you can rent a cart if you do not or cannot walk up to the last temple not to mention the amazing toilets :) ). allow yourself at least 3 hours to enjoy the place and try to find out in advance if there is a special festival taking place that day- we came across one and that was a wonderfull exeperience. enjoy.