Six Harmonies Pagoda Picture

The Six Harmonies Pagoda, also known as the Liuhe Pagoda, is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure building…

The Six Harmonies Pagoda, also known as the Liuhe Pagoda, is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure building. It sits on the southwestern fringe of Hangzhou. It is first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) by Qian Hongchu, the king of Wuyue who ruled the area of today's Jiangsu Province. The purpose of building the pagoda was to press down the evil of the river tidal bore in Qiantang River. The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north". Commanding a spectacular view of the surging Qiantang River, the pagoda presents a quiet image of age-old majesty. Ascending to the top of the pagoda and looking down, one has a panoramic view of the beauty of the Qiantang River, feeling as if "standing above the highest level of the sky"…