Silver Pagoda Loop | The Silver Pagodas stand on the site of a temple first built during the Tang Dynasty
The Silver Pagodas stand on the site of a temple first built during the Tang Dynasty

Kids Club: The Silver Pagodas

An easy walk through the countryside for a picnic by the Silver Pagodas.

Level 2
Mostly easy, with some short climbs. Steeper if you climb further up Silver Mountain. 2–3 hours start to finish over 4–6km. (Can I do it?)

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Hike on field trails and paths from a small village over to the Silver Pagodas, a set of five well-preserved 600-year-old pagodas that are all that remains of a big Buddhist temple. We'll set up by the pagodas for a picnic and free time to explore.

Kids club: relaxed outings for kids to enjoy some family time in nature. Best for ages 5–12. Younger children would need to be carried for most of the way on this hike.

Itinerary

Itinerary for the hike
08:30 Driving to the hike, stopping for a bathroom break
10:30 Start walking
11:30 Arrive at the pagodas, picnic lunch
12:30 Explore around the pagodas
14:00 Driving back, stopping for a bathroom break
16:00 Arrive at Lido, then on to Liangmaqiao
A view of the pagoda and stupas from the rear of the site
A view of the pagoda and stupas from the rear of the site. (Click for larger image)

Things to do

While there aren't specially structured activities this time, there are some fun things to do.

Explore the pagoda site: take a look around all the pagodas, sited on an open, grassy space with trees and big rocks. Walk a little bit further to find a prayer cave.

Climb the stairs of Silver Mountain: paved paths and stairs lead up Silver Mountain, passing caves, boulders, and lookout points. Best for older kids.

Other: this is a farming area, and the main crop is chestnuts. We'll supply a worksheet we made for the Cub Scouts that includes things to do and look out for while we're walking.

Please contact us if you'd like more details about the plan.

Participation notes

Safety and supervision: we choose hikes that are not dangerous, and we’ll warn you about any parts of the hike that require extra attention. You’re responsible for watching your children. We’ll let you know where’s good to play.

Vehicle: all participants must wear seatbelts while in the vehicle. Ask us about bringing your car seat, as certain seats might not fit.

Weather: if the weather doesn’t look like fun, we’ll cancel or postpone the hike.

Food: bring your own picnic lunch. We’ll supply some snacks and water for you.

More photos

Fields behind Longevity Village
Fields in the hills around the Silver Pagodas. (Click for larger image)
Views from the mountain behind the Silver Pagodas
Views from the mountain behind the Silver Pagodas. (Click for larger image)

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