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Wooden Pagoda in Yixiang County is a Buddhist site and was completely built of timber, hence the name…

Wooden Pagoda in Yixiang County is a Buddhist site and was completely built of timber, hence the name. It is located in Fogong (Buddha's Palace) Temple and is the oldest wooden structure in China today, and also the tallest among ancient wooden buildings of the world. The pagoda was constructed in 1056 during the Liao Dynasty. The pagoda stands nearly 70 meters tall. It is made up of at least 3,500 cubic meters of wood, the pagoda is octagonal in shape and contains nine floors, with four built-in stories not apparent from the outside. Being built without the use of nails, the entire structure is solid, imposing, and elegant. The temple itself is also extolled as an outstanding example of Chinese architecture, interior design and art…

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