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Liuhe Pagoda

 Hangzhou Attractions

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Introduction to Liuhe Pagoda (六和塔)

Liuhe Pagoda is a major tourist attractions in Hangzhou and also one of the best places to appreciate the impressive Qiantang tidal bores. Liuhe Pagoda is located at the foot of Yuelun Hill, on the bank of the Qiantang River and at the south of West Lake. As a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architectures, Liuhe Pagoda is a must-see attractions for tourists traveling to Hangzhou.

Liuhe Pagoda was originally built during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) by the ruler of the Wuyue Kingdom for the reason of calming the tidal bore of the Qiantang River. The original pagoda was destroyed in war in 1121. The current Liuhe Pagoda was rebuilt during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) and renovated during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in Qing Dynasty.

The Liuhe Pagoda is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture and has full demonstrated the features of ancient China buildings. Six Harmonies Pagoda was built to be in the shape of octagonal in the height of 59.89 meters. The pagoda was built into a 13-storey structure seeing from the exterior while it only has 7 interior stories actually. 

The interior design and structure of the Liuhe Pagoda are quite complicated and have a lot of artistic creations. Each of the story contain the four elements of the exterior walls, a zigzagged corridor, the interior walls and a small chamber. For tourists wanting to ascend to the top of the pagoda there is a spiral staircase leading to the top. Also there are a lot of sculptures, bells, shrines and inscriptions in the interior of the pagoda of high artistic and cultural value.

   
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Location

No.84, Zhijiang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province
   
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Travel Information

Admission Fee: Liuhe Pagoda Park: RMB 20, Liuhe Pagoda: RMB 10 (The pagoda is inside the park)
Opening Hours: 06:30-17:30
Best Time to Visit: September (Time for Qiantang River Tide)

   
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Transportation 

Take No.2/ K4/ 308/ 504/ Travel No.5/ Holiday No.5 to get off at Liuhe Pagoda Station.

   
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Travel Tips 

1. Try to avoid visiting during Chinese festivals and holidays as it will be extremely crowded.

2. Climb stone steps carefully inside the pagoda to ensure safety.

 

   
   

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