Pagoda Forest

Cemetery in Beijing

This astonishing collection of 75 ancient stupas, mostly from the Ming dynasty, but some dating to the Liao (AD 907–1125) and even the Jin (AD 265–420), is in a slightly neglected garden. Made of bricks and built in a number of different sizes and designs, these stupas contain the remains of eminent monks from across the ages. There are actually four such graveyards in the area, but this is the largest and best preserved.