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Six Harmonies Pagoda

Six 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.

Six 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.

There are 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.

Six Harmonies Pagoda had been listed as one of the key national cultural heritages in 1961.


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