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  • Square Pagoda

    The Square Pagoda was erected in the Northern Song Dynasty and had been reconstructed in the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties for several times before it was rebuilt in 1975-1977. The 9-storey pagoda stands 42.5 meters high inheriting the style of Buddhist square pagoda of the Tang Dynasty and is acknowledged as the most beautiful ancient pagoda in the region south of the Yangtze River. On the west wall of the third floor are two Buddha mural paintings of the Song Dynasty and in the lowest floor is a small jade box in which lies a 40-cm-long bronze statue of the reclining Buddha Sakymuni accompanied with a silver box and tooth relics of Buddha as well as more than 100 coins of the Song Dynasty. A legendary creature named "Tan", which has deer antlers, dragon scale, lion tail, and ox hoofs, can be seen on the brick screen wall in the front of the pagoda.

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