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Suzhou Huqiu scenic spot - cloud crag temple tower
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(tiger hill),Located at the Suzhou old city northwest corner's Huqiu mountain breeze scenery scenic spot area, had more than 2500 year long history, is known as “Wu Zhong the first scenic spot” the fine reputation, Song Dynasty big poet Su Dongpo once recited “does not tour Huqiu to Suzhou is the regrettable matter!”Eternity famous saying, therefore Huqiu becomes the tourist to be charmed the place. The scenic area existing area 100 hectares, the protectorate area 475.9 hectares, take a Suzhou's important traveling window, Huqiu win the great honor repeatedly, evaluates the national first batch top-notch civilized scenery tourist area demonstration point successively, the national AAAA level scenic spot, and passed the ISO9001-14001 double system authentication in December, 2001. the Huqiuta said that the cloud crag temple tower, builds in Emperor Sui Wen the Jenshou nine years (601), initially completes the wooden tower, latter destroys. Extant Huqiuta constructs at Later Zhou Dynasty blesses eight years dry to Song Jianlong two years (959-961). Tower system plane octagon, seven levels. The tower originally goes against destroys in the thunder stroke. when in 1956 repaired, discovered Shi Han, after the box, copper Buddha, the bronze mirror, the Vietnamese kiln celadon ware lotus flower bowl in the third band and so on large quantities of cultural treasures. The Huqiuta present height 47.5 meters, the tower body is a brickwork, heavy more than 6000 tons. According to the record, as a result of the ground reason, the self-evident generation (136,811,648), Huqiuta to the northwest incline, the tower goes against the central deviation first floor center 2.3 meters, the ascent 2゜40', is called it “the Eastern Leaning Tower of Pisa”. in 1956, the Suzhou Municipal government invited the historic building expert to use the iron hoop grouting means that the reinforcement repairs and maintains, has preserved this Chinese acre tower finally. in 1961 listed as one of national key Cultural relic preservation organs.       Huqiuta is the cloud crag temple tower, calls the cloud crag temple tower. This tower builds in the Five Dynasties week obviously Germany six years (959 years), completes constructs the prosperous two years at the Northern Song Dynasty (961 years). According to the local chronicle record, Emperor Sui Wen once here constructed the tower, but that is the place wooden tower, present Huqiuta namely constructs in the wooden tower original address. The tower body plane assumes the octagon, high 7, brick body wooden eave. Because once encountered the multiple fire from Song Dynasty to the end of the Qing, thus the crown and the wooden eave have encountered the destruction. Originally has been unable to know highly, extant tower height 47.5 meters. Now saw Huqiuta already was the place leaning tower, according to the preliminary survey, the tower crown central point is apart from the tower center perpendicular line to amount to 2.34 meters, the ascent is 2.48 degrees. the Huqiuta had more than 2500 years history, today, this towers in Huqiu's summit millennium ancient tower, has become the old city Suzhou's symbol.

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Copyright: Jacky Cheng
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Taken: 16/10/2013
Uploaded: 01/04/2014
Updated: 28/02/2015
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