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The Octagonal Pavilion

The Octagonal Pavilion is another famous architecture work of Dai people. It's located on the Jingzhen Mountain 14 kilometers away from Menghai Town, about 80 kilometers from Jinghong. This pavilion was built in 1701. The pagoda consists of a platform, a body and a top. Its total height is 15.4 meters, with a 2 meter-tall and 8.6 meter-wide platform and a 5 meter-high body. A copper sculpture of Sakyamuni is enshrined inside. Special architectural art makes it well-know.

It is said that the Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda is modeled on the golden hat worn by Sakyamuni in order to show people's admiration for him. In ancient times, it served as a meeting room for senior monks in locality. On the 15th and 30th of each Dai month, religious activities were held here.