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The largely rebuilt Shàolín Temple is a victim of its own success...
A few kilometres east of Dēngfēng, the ancient and hoary Zhōngyuè Miào is a colossal active Taoist monastery complex that originally dates back to the 2nd century BC...
A 2km walk from the Sōngyáng Academy, the pretty Sōngyuè Pagoda (嵩岳塔; Sōngyuè Tǎ), built in AD 509, is China’s oldest brick pagoda...
Science Centres & Observatories
In the town of Gàochéng, 15km southeast of Dēngfēng, is China's oldest surviving observatory. In 1276 the emperor ordered two astronomers to chart a calendar...
Universities & Schools
At the foot of Tàishì Shān sits one of China’s oldest academies, the lush and well-tended Sōngyáng Academy, a building complex which dates to AD 484 and rises up the hill on a series of terraces...
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