Visit Guide to Wuta Pagoda

Wuta Pagoda, or the Five Pagoda Temple, is an 18th-century Buddhist temple of historical and cultural significance. The temple stands 16 metres high and features a striking stone, box-shaped exterior with glazed tiling on top of which sits a set of five distinct pagodas. Each of the pagodas has a unique architectural style and symbolism. The pagodas are made of wood and brick, showing exquisite craftsmanship and intricate detailing.

Getting There

The temple is located in the central part of Hohhot and is easily accessible by local transportation, such as taxis or city buses.


Constructed in 1732 by a Mongol monk named Yangcarci, it served as a place of worship and Buddhist practice during the Qing Dynasty. The temple was once known as Cideng Temple, but over the years, most of the complex collapsed, leaving only the five-pagoda structure still standing today.

Inside, the temple is home to the famed Mongolian star map and an engraving of the text of the Diamond Sutra (one of the most important Buddhist texts), as well as a stupa with 1,563 Buddha carvings, tantric statues, ancient scriptures and other artefacts. The temple complex also includes meditation halls, prayer rooms and serene gardens.