Harmonies Pagoda is located in Yuelun Hill on the north bank of the Qiantang
River in Hangzhou. The name "six harmonies" means the harmonies
of six Buddhist ordinances: heaven, earth, north, south, east, and west.
This pagoda, first built in 970 by the King of Wuyue State, has fallen
into ruins and gone through reconstruction many times.
Harmonies Pagoda is a famous octagonal pagoda, which towers majestically
on the Yuelun Mountain by the Qiantang River. it originally had nine stories
with a light on the top and served as a navigation tower. In 1156, the
artisans used carved bricks when reconstructing the pagoda. The upturned
wooden multi-eaves and wrapping structure were first built in the ending
years of the Qing Dynasty and have been refurbished many times. It is
a masterpiece of traditional Chinese architecture. The pagoda appears
to have 13 stories from the outside, but actually, it has only seven stories.
various sorts of stone tablets and stone statues both inside and out of
the pagoda, such as a minister's tablet, a Buddhist scripture tablet,
a god statue, a poem inscription, and others. The nearby Liuhe cultural
park has miniature replicas of other famous pagodas in China.
Pagoda had been listed as one of the key national cultural heritages in