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Visible from many parts of Kew Gardens, we were drawn to the Great Pagoda, sparkling in the spring sunshine. Unfortunately (annoyingly) it wasn't open which was very disappointing as we would have loved to see the inside.
The pagoda can be seen from quite a distance however up close it is absolutely stunning. The design and the brick work is perfect however the highlight is the dragons on the roofs. The colours of the dragons wings and the different shapes up close...More
You see photos and think you know what to expect, You walk through the gardens towards it and think you know what to expect. Only once you are there can you truly take in the size & magnificence of the pagoda.
The great pagoda is one of the touristic preferred spaces to take photos at the Kew gardens. All the oriental vegetation surrounding the area is also very beautiful. If you are at the Kew gardens, eventually you will find the Pagoda, and enjoy.
We did not get to Kew until 2 pm due to transport issues. We arrived tired and hungry and at the end of lunch service.
The food was delicious, hot, tasty and remarkable considering it was the end of service.
There are over 200 steps to climb to the top but the views over Kew and parts of London are fantastic on a clear day. Even if you don't want to go up it's well worth seeing and it has recently been restored to its...More