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Pagodas in Henan: landmarks for sightseeing and observers of Chinese history

Updated: Jun 28,2018 2:55 PM     Xinhua

File photo taken on Oct 16, 2015 shows a light show on the “Iron” Pagoda in Kaifeng, Central China’s Henan province. The pagoda was built in 1049 AD and get its name for its iron brown color. Pagodas built in ancient times in Henan act not only as landmarks for sightseeing, but also as observers of the Chinese history. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on Oct 17, 2015 shows brick carving on the Fanta Pagoda in Kaifeng, Central China’s Henan province. The pagoda was built in 974 AD. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on June 26, 2018 shows the Pagoda of the Songyue Temple in Dengfeng city, Central China’s Henan province. The pagoda, was built in the Northern Wei Dynasty (369-534). [Photo/Xinhua]

Tourists visit the Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng city, Central China’s Henan province, Jan 30, 2017. The Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple has been the largest of its kind so far in China with over 230 pagodas. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on Sept 6, 2014 shows the “Iron” Pagoda in Kaifeng, Central China’s Henan province. The pagoda was built in 1049 AD and get its name for its iron brown color. [Photo/Xinhua]

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