The Sakyamuni Pagoda Of Fogong Temple

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  • Address: North St, Yingxian, Shuozhou Shi, Shanxi Sheng, China
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Monument, Family And Kids

The Sakyamuni Pagoda of Fogong Temple dates back to 1056 and is an iconic piece of architecture. This historical monument is completely constructed in wood and is the oldest wooden Pagoda in China. The temple is quite popular in China having withstood the test of time and numerous earthquakes. The pagoda is set on a stone platform which is 13 feet tall. The pagoda has a 33 feet tall steeple and stands at a total height of 220.83 feet. This oldest wooden pagoda is a piece of study for the connoisseurs of architecture. The temple is surrounded by well-maintained green lawns and has larger than life Buddhist statues inside. A pagoda with many fascinating features, you must visit it to witness its grandeur.

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The Sakyamuni Pagoda Of Fogong Temple Reviews & Ratings

  • The wooden pagoda may be known to every visitor as one of the oldest wooden pagodas if not the oldest in the world. However, it’s only when one stands right beneath it that one starts to appreciate the ingenuity of the pagoda’s designers. Each of its levels may look similar yet so different - feeding the eyes of the visitor with varying proportions and intricate craftsmanship. On different levels are horizontal placards on which are written words of wisdom or blessing. The big tall wooden pillars surrounding the tower also caught my eyes. Its coat of paint has blistered and flaked; the wood on every square inch of the pillar has cracked. The closer I looked (see photos), the more I wondered how much longer these pillars could do the job of supporting such a huge structure. But then they have been for hundreds of years and are likely to continue for many more. They are after all the integral part of a holy place and are protected by a mighty force which in turn is protected by the tower. The tower is primarily built to protect a gigantic Buddha right beneath its roof. Standing at the feet of the Buddha and looking upwards, I quickly felt the majestic and imposing aura radiating from its torso all the way to its head. One marvels at this pagoda more when it is made known that the structure has remained intact through several earthquakes and after being hit by cannon balls during war time.

  • It's beautiful to look at. Too bad there's nothing else of interest to see around. Only the tower

  • An iconic historical structure worth visiting.Back to the Past experience.

  • 辽清宁二年(1056)建,别名应县木塔。高67.31米,底层直径30.27米,五层呈平面八角形。全塔耗材红松木料3000立方米,2600吨,内部的彩塑佛像。

  • Pagode totalement en bois, accessible seulement au premier étage, le reste est risqué. Très intéressante à voir.

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