Beihai White Pagoda

Beihai White Pagoda

A view of the White Pagoda in Beihai Park, Beijing

The White Pagoda was originally built in 1651 but collapsed in an earthquake. The present structure is a later reconstruction. The lamaist pagoda is 35.9 metres high with a tiered base and a body like an upturned bowl. Sutras in Tibetan language are carved inside the front gate. Fourteen copper bells hang from its copper canopy on top of which is a gilt ball like a flame.

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