Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda) in Hangzhou
Attractions Overview: One of the three most famous ancient towers in Hangzhou
Attraction Type: Pagoda, Cultural
Chinese Name: 六和塔
English Name: Six Harmonies Pagoda; Liuhe Tower
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: 2 Hours
Open Hours: 6:30-17:30
Admission Fee: RMB 20/person (Excluding the Pagoda Climbing Fee); RMB 10/person for pagoda climbing
Address in English: No. 16, Zhijiang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Address in Chinese:浙江省杭州市西湖区之江路16号
Why is Six Harmonies Pagoda So Special?
Liuhe Pagoda is one of the best existing ancient pagodas with brick and wood structure in China. The name of Liuhe pagoda comes from “Liuhe Jing” of Buddhism. The Pagoda was built at that time to suppress the tide of Qiantang River. The tower is 59.89m high, and its construction style is very unique. The internal masonry structure of the tower is divided into seven layers, and the external wood structure is 8 sides and 13 layers. Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty inscribed for each floor of the Six Harmonies Pagoda.
Where is Six Harmonies Pagoda
Liuhe Pagoda is located on Yuelun Mountain to the south of the West Lake and facing Qiantang River. The address in Chinese is 浙江省杭州市西湖区之江路16号. Liuhe Pagoda lies about 9 km from Hangzhou Railway Station.
How to Get to Six Harmonies Pagoda
Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)
If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Six Harmonies Pagoda with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
Take bus 4, 287, 318, 334 or 354 to Liuhe Ta (Six Harmonies Pagoda) Station.
Take bus 190, 202, 280, 308, 595a, 595b or 597, and get off at Zhijianglu Liuheta Station.
About Six Harmonies Pagoda
The Six Harmonies Pagoda was built in the third year of Kaibao in the Northern Song Dynasty (970 A.D.), and was named the Six Harmonies Pagoda in the meaning of “Six Harmonies” in Buddhism. Now the Liuhe Pagoda we can see was built in the Southern Song Dynasty.
The pagoda is octagonal in shape and some 59.89 meters (196 feet) in height, it also has the appearance of being a thirteen-story structure, though it only has seven interior stories. Each story of the pagoda consists of four elements, the exterior walls, a zigzagged corridor, the interior walls and a small chamber.
Liuhe Tower is a famous tide watching resort. Qiantang River tide is a masterpiece of nature. It is known as a world wonder. It can be enjoyed every day in the whole year, especially around the Mid Autumn Festival. As early as the Southern Song Dynasty, the Liuhe Tower was one of the best places to watch the autumn tide of Qiantang River.
Useful Travel Tips
- The ticket is free for Children under 1.2 meters
- You need to buy a ticket to visit the Six Harmonies tower. If you need to climb the tower, you need to buy another ticket.
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