Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si), which is also called Jingangzuo Sheli Baota, is located in Hohhot City. It is quite unique monument with strong Indian influences. As there are five small dagobas on the pedestal of the pagoda, it is named Wuta Si. It was originally a building of the temple constructed during 1727-1732. Now the temple has disappeared, but the pagoda has remained.
The pagoda is 16 meters high (about 51 feet) and it is composed of three parts: the base, the seat and the top (five dagobas). 3 Scripts: Sanskrit, Tibetan and Mongolian.Set in pleasant temple grounds, the Wuta Pagoda is definitely worth a visit.
On the northern wall of the pagoda, three sculptures are inlaid. The Mongolian Astronomical Map is the only one labeled in Mongolian so far in the world and it is of great importance to scientific research.
Compared with other pagodas, Five-Pagoda Temple is unique in at least two aspects: its special structure, pagodas over pagoda, and the green and yellow colored glazes on the short roofs and tops of pagodas. Those make Five-Pagoda Temple quite special, a treasure of Hohhot City.