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One Hundred and Eight Stupas

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Introduction to One Hundred and Eight Stupas(青铜峡108塔)

One Hundred and Eight Stupas is an array of one hundred and eight Buddhist stupas standing on the hillside on the west bank of Qingtong Gorge in Wuzhong, West China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The stupas is believed to be originally constructed during West Xia (1038A.D. - 1227A.D.),although with no definite records.

To develop as a tourist site, the large area of land between the stupas and the Yellow River has been paved over and landscaped with ponds. A tourist reception centre and a exhibition hall have been erected. In the exhibition hall showcase the history of the stupas and the photographs of what is used to be like before renovation in the 1980s.

The 108 stupas were arranged in a triangular formation on the hill facing southeast. There is one large stupa at the top point of the triangle, behind which is a Buhhist Hall. The allocation of stupas in each level is: 1,3,3,5,5,7,9,11,13,15,17,19, all in odd number which are regarded as auspicious in Buddism.

There are implied meanings behind the number 108. Buddhists believe that the troubles in the world can be categorized into 108 types. To banish these troubles, one need to wear a string of 108 beads to recite scriptures for 108 times and to worship at the stupas.

   
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Location

West bank of Qingtong Gorge, Qingtongxia, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China

   
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Main Sights

Array of stupas, Exhibition Hall

   
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Travel Information

Entrance: CNY30

Opening Hours: 08:00AM - 06:30PM

   
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Transportation 

There is no direct bus connecting Qingtongxia Town and the stupas. Recommended ways of transportation are:

1. Hire a car from town center, it costs around CNY50 for a round-way journey.

2. From the Management Office of Qingtong Gorge in the town, board the cruise bound for One Hundred and Eight Stupas

(Please note that the operation of the cruise is irregularlly scheduled, especially in winter days.)

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Recommended length of visit: 1 -2 hour

   
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