26 October 2014

108 BUDDHIST PAGODAS (青铜峡108塔)

A bright day to visit one of the China heritage, 108 pagodas situated 20 kilometers south of the city of Qingtongxia on the western bank of Qingtong Gorge, through which the Yellow River runs on its way across Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.  We had to take a boat across the river to reach the destination.

On the way to the harbour riots of purple chrysanthemums in full bloom

Burst of red from rose bushes

Motorized boat to take us to the destination

Calm weather and choppy water to carry us across

While sailing on the lake, tourists have a good chance to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the lake as well as enjoy the gorge with the 108 pagodas on its slope.

The 108 Buddhist Pagodas lies at the east of Xiakou Mountain on the western shore of the Yellow River. They are the primary attractions of the tourism areas in Qingtongxia Reservoir near Yinchuan City.

All of them were built a pearl-shaped top covered with lime.  Due to the 108 dharma bodies, it had such name.  The 12 rows pagodas, with each row containing an odd number of pagodas starting from the top, are forming a huge triangle, providing an amazing view.

We huff and puff our way to the top in order to get a panoramic view of the whole place.  It was amazing view.

Below these magnificent pagodas, you can see a big dam across the roaring Yellow River with a lake created by the dam.

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