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Six Harmonies Pagoda

Built in the year of 970 A.D., Liuhe Pagoda stands majestically on the Yuelun Mountain overlooking the Qiantang River. A 60m, impressive octagonal structure of wood and brick, hung with 104 large iron bells on its flying eaves, the tower was originally built to ward off the spirit responsible for the heavy tides which caused so much flooding before the dykes were constructed.

This very tall pagoda is located on the Qiantang River in Hangzhou. It was built during the Northern Song Dynasty in 970 AD but then destroyed in a war. It was rebuilt and ruined several more times. The current brick and wood structure dates to 1152. The wooden corridors around the Pagoda's 13 floors were built in 1900. The Pagoda is 196.5 feet tall and has 13 stories outside and 7 inside. The name 'Liuhe' comes from the six Buddhist ordinances. The six harmonies refer to the six regulations of Buddhism as well as the 6 directions (heaven, earth, north, south, east, and west). A bright lamp installed in the top allowed it to also serve as a lighthouse.

The Six Harmonies Pagoda is one of the famous sceneries in Hangzhou City. When travelers come here, they can not only enjoy the heroic posture of the pagoda, but also get some idea of the views on the Qiantang River.

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