Beisi Pagoda (North Temple Pagoda), Suzhou

Beisi Pagoda (North Temple Pagoda), Suzhou

The Beisi Pagoda or North Temple Pagoda is a Chinese pagoda located at Bao'en Temple in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. The base of the pagoda has an octagonal frame, and the tower rises nine stories in a total height of 76 m (243 ft). The pagoda was once eleven stories tall, but was damaged and reduced to nine stories. Its double eaves and flying corners are similar to that of the Liuhe Pagoda found in Hangzhou.

Although the present structure dates to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) (with renovations in following eras), the historical site of construction for the pagodas dates back 1,700 years. A Buddhist pagoda built during the reign of Sun Quan in the 3rd century originally stood at the site (in honor of his wet nurse), along with another pagoda built during the Liang Dynasty (502-557). The current design of the pagoda structure was made between the years 1131 and 1162, during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). However, the pagoda was burnt down by fire towards the end of the Song Dynasty and rebuilt during the MIng.

The latest restoration of the pagoda was in 2006.

Operating hours: Monday – Sunday: 7:45 am – 5 pm
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Sight Name: Beisi Pagoda (North Temple Pagoda)
Sight Location: Suzhou, China (See walking tours in Suzhou)
Sight Type: Religious
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