Iron Pagoda Park in Kaifeng
Attractions Overview: Amazing architecture art of the iron pagoda.
Attraction Type: Park; Architecture
Chinese Name: 铁塔公园
English Name: Iron Pagoda Park in Kaifeng
Best Time to Visit: March to May and September to November
Recommended Visiting Time: 1 Hour
Open Hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Admission Fee: 30 RMB / Person
Address in English: 210 Beimen Street, Shunhe Hui District, Kaifeng City
Address in Chinese: 开封市顺河回族区北门大街210号
Why is Iron Pagoda Park So Special?
Sitting northeast of the urban area of Kaifeng City with an area of 512,400 square meters, the Iron Pagoda Park named after the Iron Pagoda is one of the 100 famous Chinese parks. Constructed in 1049 during Song Dynasty, the pagoda today stands in the east of the park under national protection.
Where is Iron Pagoda Park?
The address of Iron Pagoda Park is: Pota West Street, Kaifeng City. Here is the address in Chinese: 铁塔公园, 开封市龙亭区铁塔西街. And the park lies about 5 km from Kaifeng Railway Station.
How to Get There?
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If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Iron Pagoda Park with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
You may take Bus Route 3, 20, 10, 1, or 18 near by Kaifeng Railway Station to reach the Iron Pagoda Park directly.
Main Attractions in Dragon Pavilion Park
Iron Pagoda is 55.88 meters in height with thirteen stories. Not as its name implies, Iron Pagoda was not built with iron but bricks and wood; it was once named “Pagoda of Kaibao Temple” because the temple once located there. Afterwards, it got the current name during Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) because of its special outside paved with brown coloured glazes, which looks like iron from the outside. For nearly one thousand years, Iron Pagoda has experienced many destroys such as wars, floods, earthquakes but still stands majestically there today.
Ambassador Buddha Hall
Ambassador Buddha Hall (Yin Fo Dian), which is constructed in 1986 for consecrating the cultural object of Ambassador Buddha. The hall was made of imitated white marble with a three-gate decorated archway, 70 meters wide and 12 meters high. On both walls beside the main gate of the hall inlay eight bluestone statues of sitting Buddhas and it is amazing that there are 96 small stone lions surrounding the stylobate. Beside the Ambassador Buddha Hall is the Afflatus Hall (Ling Gan Yuan) where the 1-meter-high white-jade statue of Buddha Sakyamuni is worshipped.
Bonsai Garden, built in 1994, is the largest specialized bonsai plantation in Henan Province with the largest number of and the most varieties of bonsai. It looks more like s traditional Chinese garden, with waterside, bridges, rockery, etc., very beautiful.
Useful Travel Tips:
- March to May and September to November is the best time to visit, when has mild and comfortable weather.
- The Opening Time is different from summer to Winter: From March 11 to October 31 (summer), 07:30-18:30; from November 1 to March 10 (winter), 07:30-18:00
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