Note that you need to buy a 30 Yuan ticket at the house downstairs before you alight the stairs and watch the step as you enter, as it trips everyone up including children.
I took a taxi to the twin pagodas from the hotel, after 2 taxi's refused to take me there for unknown reasons.
It covers an area of 460 square meters and can hold 500 people to do prayer.
The third taxi dropped me off in view of the site when he saw new customers , but it was still a 1 Km walk in hot summer sun, through a shanty town to get there! When I was there, it was hard to find the entrance because there was a large market area set up in front of the building.
It's nice to see one or two little pieces of history still left in Taiyuan, which is mostly a city of urban sprawl.
There is also a nice creek.
For that you'll need to go to Datong.
The front yard is the Shengxin building with double floors.