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Six Harmonies Pagoda

Six Harmonies Pagoda, China
Six Harmonies Pagoda, Hangzhou

The Six Harmonies Pagoda is located on Yuelun Hill overlooking the Qiantang River, and south of West Lake and is one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architectures.

According to historic accounts, the Six Harmonies Pagoda was constructed first in 970 during the Northern Song Dynasty by Qian Hongchu, the king of Wuyue, who ruled the area of todays Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. The purpose of building the pagoda was to suppress the tidewaters. Since there was a temple called Temple of Six Harmonies, the pagoda was named accordingly to signify the harmony of heaven, earth, and the four directions of east, west, south and north. The pagoda was constructed on a grand scale at first. It had nine storeys and was some 150 meters high. During the night lanterns were lit on the pagoda so that ships and boats on the Qiantang River could use it as a navigation tower.

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