Dali Three Pagodas

Three Pagodas located 1.5 km north of the ancient city of Dali, it is 14 km away from Shimonoseki. With its back against the Cangshan Mountain, facing Erhai Lake, the Three Pagodas is a composition of one big pagoda and two small pagodas, three Pagodas utmost to each other, which is one of Cang Er attraction.

Dali Three Pagodas

Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple is the symbol of “State of the literature “of Dali, the ancient symbol of history and culture of Yunnan Province, and also the oldest and most majestic buildings in southern China.

The Three Pagodas form a symmetrical triangle. Qianxun Pagoda, the largest of the three, is described variously in historical records, but from its structure and shape, it must have been built after the Kaicheng period (836 to 840) of the Tang Dynasty and undergone repairs in the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Also the discovered were statues of Buddha and bodhisattvas, scriptures, seals, coins, a bronze mirror, porcelain, articles used in Buddhist rituals, musical instruments, daily-use articles, and gold and silverware.

Standing opposite each other, about 97.5 meters apart, there are two pagodas, which stand 70 meters from the Qianxun Pagoda. The two smaller pagodas are octagonal with ten multi-eave pent roofs. They were built later than the largest one. From their structure and shape, they must have been built in the Dali period of the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279).

The Three Pagodas in Dali Yunnan China

Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple has a history of more than a thousand years, which has through weather-beaten and subjected to several strong earthquakes, but still preserved intact. The magnificent Three Pagodas also spawned a Three Reflection Park in 1980, which covers an area of 27 acres, with a water area of 10 acres. Today, the Three Pagodas and the Three Reflection Park are mutually enriched, which is becoming the most representative image of Dali important cultural landscape.

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