Chigang Pagoda was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda. Its construction was begun from the forty-seventh year of Emperor Wanli’s reign during the Ming Dynasty and was finally completed during the reign of Emperor Tianqi,It is one of the oldest chiense pagoda in China.
The nearly 400-year-old Chigang Pagoda was named after the area of its location, and it is said that the pagoda was built for good fortune. At each corner of the base is a stone Western-look giant lifting the pagoda, which is believed the witness of Sino-Western culture communications of China and the West. The scene in the picture was desolate and the pagoda looked ruined. Fortunately, the pagoda was best restored years ago and protected as a cultural relic.
The tower is an octagonal shape tower. It stands at 53.7 m high tower. The floor has a diameter of 12.5 meters. The tower is made up of 9 exterior floor sections. Inside the tower, it consist of 17 layers which keeps the 9 sections together.
The Chigang Pagoda next to the Chigang Metro Station and the Pazhou Pagoda near the Pazhou Complex.
How to go to the Chigang Pagoda?
Guangzhou Metro: Line 8,get off at Chigang pagoda station