PAZHOU PAGODA (琶洲塔), also known as WHAMPOA PAGODA, is an
* 1 History * 2 Architecture * 3 References * 4 External links
The Whampoa Pagoda initiated work in 1597 and it was completely built
in 1600. The pagoda is situated on a knoll at the south bank of Pearl
River . Although it was built as a Buddhist landmark, it was also a
useful navigation point for merchant ships travelling to
It is an octagonal tower with 9 main sections and 17 sub sections. The tower stands at about 59 meters (194 ft) and has a diameter at the base of 12.7 meters (42 ft). It covers a total area of 111 square metres.
* ^ A B C "Pazhou Pagoda". Source: gz.gov.cn. 2009-11-04.
* ^ "Ancient Architecture of Guangzhou: Pagodas". www.newsgd.com.
* ^ "琶洲塔简介".
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Coordinates : 23°06′06″N 113°22′13″E / 23.10176°N 113.37027°E / 23.10176; 113.37027