7 Most Gorgeous Pagodas in China

7 Most Gorgeous Pagodas in China

01 Liuhe Pagoda
This architectural wonder is located at the foot of Yuelun Hill, in Hangzhou. It is also known as “Six Harmonies Pagoda”. Liuhe Pagoda was originally built, during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127 AD). The octagonal pagoda was built out of brick and wood, and is 196 feet high.

The pagoda is most popular structure associated with Buddhism. Its origin can be traced all the way back to the 3rd century BC. Let’s take a look at 06 more and most amazing pagodas in China today after the break…

06 Sakayamuni Pagoda
Sakayamuni Pagoda is the oldest and fully-wooden pagoda in China. It was originally a big temple and built during the Liao Dynasty. Its total height is 67.31m.
05 Big Wild Goose Pagoda
One of the four ancient capitals of China, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a symbol of Chinese culture and a holy place for Buddhists. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is located in Xian and 211.6 feet high. It is considered a masterpiece of Buddhist architecture, due to its simple style.

04 Tianning Pagoda

13-story Tianning Pagoda is the tallest pagoda in the world, standing at 504.6 feet. Very tough wood, brought in from Burma, and 75 tons of brass and gold were used in the construction of this incredible structure.

03 Yellow Crane Pagoda

Yellow Crane Pagoda Known as “The First Scenery under Heaven”. Yellow Crane Pagoda is one of the most popular towers south of the Yangtze River. Yellow Crane Pagoda a symbol of Wuhan City. Originally built during the Three Kingdoms Period, by Sun Quan. The current structure dates back to 1985, and it copies the design of a Qing Dynasty picture.

02 Leifeng Pagoda

The octagonal, five-story pagoda was built out of brick and wood. Constructed in 975, by the King of Wuyue Kingdom, to celebrate the birth of his son, Leifeng Pagoda quickly became one of the most famous buildings in China.

01 Sun and Moon Pagodas

 Sun and Moon pagodas are one of the most popular attractions of Guilin,located on Banyu Lake. Sun Pagoda, is the tallest copper pagoda in the world, 41 meters. And Moon Pagoda is 35 meters tall. The best time to visit the Sun and Moon pagodas of Banyu Lake, is at night, when they both light up in gold and blue.