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Close up of the wooden structure of Muta  

Close up of the wooden structure of Muta

Ancient Buddhist art at the Yungang Caves

October 27th 2014
From there our driver was taking us to see Muta, a five story wooden pagoda which is the worlds oldest and tallest wooden pagoda. It is 67 metres tall and was standing in the midst of a large open area which added to it's impact. It was built without any nails in 1056 and has very little colour on it. Only the bottom floor is open for viewing now - the clay Buddha in this floor was 11 metres high ... read more
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13th November 2014

Not allowed up the stairs at Mu Ta...some caves at Yungang closed for refurbishment...reminds me one time I was at Tiantan there was scaffolding. Looks from your pics you still had a great time at two highlights of Shanxi Provence. Lucky you to have been there...exquisite!

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