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Chongsheng Temple

Built between 823 and 1108, the three pagodas at the Chongsheng Temple is 1.5 kilometers north of the ancient town of Dali. The main pagoda has 16-stories. It is a squarebrick structure with close eaves and hollow inside. It satands 69.13 meters. The other two octagonal pagodas flanking the maine pagda, one is in the south and the other is in the north, are ten-story stone and brick stuctures, each rising 42.19 meters above the ground. The Chongsheng Temple was the Buddhist center of Nanzhao State. The three pagodas have survived more than 30 strong earthquakes in the past 1,000 years and stand intactma marvela marvel of architecture.


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