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Xuege Pagoda
Release date:2016-05-05  Source::亳州外事办  Views:1634

Xuege Pagoda is situated on Xuege Road in the downtown of Bozhou. In May 1998, it was listed as a key cultural relic unit under provincial government by the people's government of Anhui province. It was built in Qianlong 37th year of the Qing Dynasty (1772) and named Wenfeng Pagoda. Since the pagoda is near Family Xie Pavilion, the family temple of Xie Hui, a governmental official in the Ming Dynasty, it is commonly referred to by local people as Xiege Pagoda.

 

Xuege Pagoda takes a brick structure and an architectural style of a pavilion. In a shape of a straight octagon, the pagoda is of 7 floors. The base is founded on eight large bluestones. At the northwest of the first floor is the entrance to the pagoda, and at the southeast and northwest two doors are opposite to each other, from which one can enter the inner space of the first floor, while the other five doors are blank doors. The inner space of each floor above the 2nd floor is hexagonal, with a corbel patio, and with inner walls "folded upward". In such a structure, staircases are set inside the outer walls and folded upward based on the flat shape of the pagoda, and the floors of the pagoda adopt corbel brick layers, which has solved the problem of supporting the floors. In building the outer walls of the pagoda, floors were taken into account. Therefore, floors, outer walls and staircases are closely integrated so that the integrality of the inner structure of the pagoda is enhanced, which can link up the up and down, left and right. This fully reflects the outstanding building techniques and creativity of the ancient laborers of China.

 

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