Pagoda Forest

Open Hours: March ~ November: 07:30 ~ 18:00; December ~ February: 08:00 ~ 17:30

Tickets: ¥80/person

The Shaolin Pagoda Forest is the largest existing pagoda forest in China. Spanning an area of 21,000 square meters, it is home to approximately 230 ancient pagodas. These pagodas serve as tombs for monks from previous generations, and the site holds great significance in the Buddhist world. When an esteemed monk passed away, their remains or skeleton would be interred in an underground palace, upon which a pagoda would be constructed. The height, size, and number of layers of the pagoda would be determined based on the monk’s knowledge of Buddhism, reputation, and merits and virtues during their lifetime. The pagodas found here were constructed in various dynasties, including 2 from the Tang Dynasty, 2 from the Song Dynasty, 10 from the Jin Dynasty, 46 from the Yuan Dynasty, 148 from the Ming Dynasty, and the remaining pagodas are from the Qing Dynasty or unknown ages.

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