Shaolin Temple II - Pagoda Forest

Next to the temple was an Pagoda Forest - whenever a head of the temple died, he was buried in a pagoda on the grounds - these go back hundreds, or even 1,000 years.  Each had a slightly different style, and some are crumbling, but lots of history here.

Nice view of the valley and mountains

With plenty of tourists

More pagodas

Some pagodas are not in good shape after hundreds of years in this valley

Different designs

One monk in front of a very large pagoda