Six Harmonies Pagoda

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Six Harmonies Pagoda information

Hángzhōu , China
16 Zhijiang Lu; 之江路
grounds ¥20, grounds & pagoda ¥30
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Three kilometres southwest of West Lake, an enormous rail and road bridge spans the Qiántáng River. Close by rears up the 60m-high octagonal Six Harmonies Pagoda, first built in AD 960. The stout pagoda also served as a lighthouse, and was said to possess magical powers to halt the 6.5m-high tidal bore that thunders up Qiántáng River. You can climb the pagoda, while behind stretches a charming walk through terraces dotted with sculptures, bells, shrines and inscriptions.

Take bus K4 or 504 from Nanshan Lu.