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Liuhe(Six Harmony) Pagoda

Liuhe(Six Harmony) Pagoda

Located at the bottom of Yuelun Hill facing Qiantang River, Liuhe (Six Harmonies) Pagoda was built by the King of Wuyue (970 AD) who ruled over Hangzhou to suppress the tide of Qiantang River. The outlook of Liuhe Pagoda is generous and dignified, just like a general guarding the area. It is recorded that the pagoda was also served as a lighthouse for sailors. The name “Liuhe” came from the six Buddhist ordinances. It is also said that, “Liuhe” was represented the harmony of these six elements, including: heaven, earth, east, west, south, and north.

With a height of 60 meters, this grand pagoda has 7 stories but it appears like 13 stories from outside. It is one of the tallest pagodas in southern China. Looking from the ground, you can see the majestic appearance of the pagoda. Looking down from the top of Liuhe Pagoda, you can also see the spectacular view of Qiantang River and its wide surface.

There is a spiral staircase from the ground flood to the top. The ceilings of each story have carved and painted figures: such as human shapes, animals, flowers, and Chinese characters. Each story is composed of four sections: exterior walls, a corridor, a small chamber, and interior walls. Each story is spacious enough and convenient for people to walk around and appreciate the beauty.