The Yinshan Forest of Pagodas is one of the most mysterious sites of ancient China. Visitors to China can fly into Beijing and then catch a taxi to this enigmatic structure. There is nothing in the world like admiring these Jin dynasty pagodas with the splendor of tall forests and the peaks of the Yinshan Mountain stretching into the distance. Yinshan translates to “silver,” a nod to the rocky, tree-less peaks in the background of the mysterious pagodas. Ancient Buddhists considered the gigantic mountain to be a sacred site, and some speculate that there were many pagodas throughout the forest. Today, only seven multi-tiered golden pagodas survive, some of which are over 20 meters tall. For a chance to admire the work of ancient Chinese society and the beauty of modern nature, visit the Yinshan Forest of Pagodas.