Mu Ta Wooden Pagoda
It blows me away that this pagoda was built in the 11th century and was constructed with no nails. It is one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world, and yet huge and magnificently ambitious. It is in a small town between Taiyuan and Datong–just all by itself in an otherwise nondescript landscape. The building actually leans slightly and there is concern about its eventual failure. But, for now, it just seems remarkably ancient and resilient.