Liuhe Pagoda (Chinese: 六和塔; pinyin: Liùhé Tǎ), literally Six Harmonies Pagoda, is a multi-story Chinese pagoda in southern Hangzhou. It is located at the foot of Yuelun Hill, facing the Qiantang River. It was originally constructed in 970 AD during the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127) and destroyed in 1121 during warfare and reconstructed fully by 1165. It aimed at controlling the tidal bore of Qiantang River and serving as a lighthouse as well, a navigational aid.
Liuhe Pagoda itself is composed of different parts: the 7-storey inner stone pagoda and 13-storey outer wooden pagoda. The inner stone pagoda of the present Liuhe Pagoda is proved to be the original one dating back to the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279). The outer wooden structure was built in the Qing Dynasty (1368 – 1644).
There is a spiral staircase leading to the top floor and upon each of the seven ceilings are carved and painted figures including animals, flowers, birds and characters. Each story of the pagoda consists of four elements, the exterior walls, a zigzagged corridor, the interior walls and a small chamber. Viewed from outside, the pagoda appears to be layered-bright on the upper surface and dark underneath. That is a harmonious alternation of light and shade.
Today Liuhe Pagoda is more than a single pagoda, it has much more to offer. It has become Liuhe Pagoda Scenic Area, which is composed of 4 major areas – Liuhe Pagoda Area, Kaihua Temple Area, Liuhe Stele Pavilion and Liuhe Pagoda Garden Area.
Where is the Liuhe Pagoda? Liùhétǎ zài nǎlǐ? 六和塔在哪里？
How much is the entrance fee? Ménpiào de jiàgé shì duōshǎo? 门票的价格是多少？
How high is it? Tǎ duō gāo? 塔多高？
Do you want to go to the top? Nǐ xiǎngqù tǎdǐng ma? 你想去塔顶吗？
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