Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple

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The Pagoda forest
The Pagoda forest, wide view

The Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple refers to a number of stone or brick pagodas (temples or sacred places) built in Henan province, China from 791 AD during the Tang Dynasty through the Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty.[1]


The pagoda forest in Shaolin stands at the foot of Shaoshi Mountain and is one of the largest pagoda forests in China. It was named a National Scenic Spot in 1996.

Both the Shaolin Monastery and the Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng."[2]


  1. ^ "Pagoda Forest at Shaolin Temple". Archived from the original on 2010-08-08.
  2. ^ China's Shaolin Temple, Danxia Landform Added To World Heritage Sites

Coordinates: 34°30′30″N 112°56′06″E / 34.50833°N 112.93500°E / 34.50833; 112.93500