Chigang Pagoda was built on a red sandstone hill as a geomantic pagoda. The pagoda is located in Guangzhou, Haizhu District, Guangdong province, China. 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 chinese pagoda in China. Welcome to Guangdong for Guangzhou Fair, HRC is pleased to offer cheap Canton Fair hotels, great service in China tours and perfect Indochina tour packages for you.
Chigang Pagoda was built in 1619, during the reign of Emperor Wanli of the Ming Dynasty, at a time when Fengshui influences were pervasive in Chinese architecture. It is said the two towers were built at the mouth of the Pearl River to bring good luck to Guangzhou and the surrounding area.
The style of the Chigang Pagoda is influenced by the Ming Dynasty architecture of the era. It was built to mirror the Pazhou Pagoda in the vicinity as well.
The building is made from red sandstone, thus earning its name. The tower is an octagonal shape tower. The style of the Chigang Pagoda is influenced by the Ming Dynasty architecture at the time. It was built to mirror the Pazhou Pagoda in the vicinity as well. It is said the two towers were built at the mouth of the Pearl River as a Fengshui design to bring good luck to the Guangzhou city area.
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 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 pagoda can be reached by rail. It is near Canton Tower Station (previously called Chigang Pagoda Station) on line 3 and Chigang Station on line 8 of the Guangzhou Metro. However, the pagoda is not open to the public.