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 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]


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