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Pagoda of Bailin temple

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On the territory of the temple complex, Bailin, located in Shijiazhuang, is one of the oldest pagodas of Hebei province.

The construction of the pagoda began in the year 1330, when China ruled the Emperor Wenzong belonging to the yuan dynasty. It was decided on the construction of the pagoda, as evidenced by reliable historical data, recorded in the relevant documents. Before masters had a difficult task to build the classic structure of brick. All phases of construction were carefully controlled by the Emperor, who demanded that the architects carefully with Chinese style.

The pagoda stands on a base with eight corners, which is important, as the octagonal shape, from the Buddhist point of view, embodies harmony and peace. All the tiers are separated by a solid floor and are the same width and length. Pointed roof topped with a original sculpted ornament elaborately made of stone. At the ends of the roofs one can see the traditional Buddhist bells, driving away, according to legend, evil spirits. The pagoda is crowned with a metal steeple oval.

Tourists visiting the temple complex, as a rule, assign to inspection pagoda a few hours, as this is a great opportunity not only to get acquainted with the ancient structure in more detail, but also to go inside to feel the historical spirit of the sights.

In 2002, the government of China adopted the decision on the inclusion of the pagoda to the list of protected objects of China.