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The Three Pagodas, though not as famous as those on the Three Pagodas Pass between Thailand and Myanmar, are among the oldest still-existing architectural structures in all of Southwestern China. The tallest of the three was built in the 9th century and reaches a height of some 70 meters. The two smaller pagodas are about 42 meters high. A temple behind the pagodas is a fine example of traditional Yunnanese architecture.

This is taken from an ornamental pool between Dali City and the 3 pagodas. It's a wonder the towers have not been replaced with a concrete and blue tile imitation with a revolving karaoke bar on top. I could not find the name or the function of the red pavillion.

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Additional Photos by Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3689 W: 138 N: 6179] (28790)
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