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This Buddhist temple is located in the Xuanwu area. In the temple, you can see the Tianning Pagoda, which was built in the 12th century. Its height is almost 58 meters. In total, the pagoda has 13 floors. This structure stands on an octagonal foundation of stone and brick, typical of Chinese pagodas. This base represents Mount Sumeru. The pagoda itself is very similar to the old wood pagodas. The decoration of the building is a veranda with decorative railings. It is worth paying attention to the images of heavenly guards and portals made in the Chinese style. The appearance of this particular pagoda served as a source of inspiration for architects for the construction of the Tsishou Temple.
In 1976, an earthquake destroyed the pagoda's spire, but it has already been restored. The pagoda was rebuilt during the Ming and Qing dynasties. The pagoda is considered an example of medieval architecture in China.
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