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Pagoda at Bao'en Temple in Suzhou

Suzhou repays a debt of gratitude the temple tower north in the west to repay a debt of gratitude in the temple located at Jiangsu Province Suzhou in (people's road 652), also north name temple tower. Tower high 9 (76 meters), occupy a land area of 1.3 Chinese acres. This tower is known as “Wu Zhong the first ancient temple”. in 1957 is listed as Jiangsu Province Cultural relic preservation organ. repays a debt of gratitude north the temple popular name the temple, is the Suzhou most ancient Buddhist temple, was already more than 1700 years. Builds in three-country Wu Chiwu the year (A.D. 238-251 years), hands down is Madame Sun Quan mother Wu Tai the shed dwelling constructs, the ancient name acquires understanding of esoteric teachings the temple. Tang Kaiyuannianjian (A.D. 713-741 years) change Kaiyuan Temple. The Five Dynasties Northern Zhou Dynasty obviously Germany year (A.D. 954-959 years) reconstruct, change name to repay a debt of gratitude the temple. repays a debt of gratitude the temple tower is the Chinese pavilion type pagoda, the biography builds in three-country Wu, Southern Dynasty Liang (A.D. 502-557 years) when constructs 11 towers, the Northern Song Dynasty burns; During a Yuan abundant (1078~1085) year the reconstruction is 9, at the beginning of the Southern Song Dynasty constructs the inflammation four years (1130) duplicate to destroy in Song Jinzhan; The Southern Song Dynasty Shaoxing 23 years (in 1153) rebuilt eight nine pagodas, the extant north temple tower's brick structure tower body was the construction in original then. The tower body's wooden construction part repaired for the end of the Qing, already not all was the original condition. This tower once engraved into Southern Song Dynasty Shao decides four years (1229) "the Pingkiang Chart" in the tablet. While the tower Pingkiang (Suzhou the most main north and south to the avenue northmost part, become the avenue at once) to the scenery. 

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Uploaded: 08/02/2009
Updated: 18/06/2014


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