"Leifeng Pagoda" Hangzhou Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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This 72 meter pagoda is one of the famous structures over looking West Lake. It was originally constructed in the year AD 975 at the order of King Qian Chu (born Qian Hongchu) of Wuyue. It was built to celebrate the birth of Qian Chu's son, born to Huang Fei, one of his favourite concubines but it collapsed in 1924 but was rebuilt in 2002. The eight-sided, seven-storey pagoda has thirteen upturned eaves, which get progressively narrower towards the top. A spiralling staircase leads to the top of the Pagoda, where the views over West Lake are shear magic. Parts of the original pagoda can still be seen in the lower levels of the reconstructed pagoda (see next tip).

Open: 7.30am - 9pm. Admission: Y30 plus Y10 to climb to the top.

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  • Written Jun 4, 2009
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