How to Visit Leifeng Pagoda

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Plan your Hangzhou tour? As one of the landmarks in Hangzhou, Leifeng Pagoda is also the best place for having a panoramic view of West Lake. If it is your first time to visit Hangzhou, you are advised to include Leifeng Pagoda on your Hangzhou activity list.

Feifeng Pagoda is situated on the Sunset Hill on the south of West Lake. First built in 975 AD, it was made of brick and wood with its base built out of bricks. 

During the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), Japanese pirates burned down Leifeng Pagoda’s wooden structure, leaving only the brick skeleton for suspecting the pagoda contained weapons. On the afternoon of September 25, 1924, the pagoda finally collapsed due to disrepair.

Hangzhou City and Zhejiang Province decided to rebuild Leifeng pagoda on the ruined base in 1999. The new tower opened on 25 October 2002. It has four sightseeing elevators, and modern facilities including air conditioners in the Pagoda, TV and speakers.

A huge iron and steel structure is built on the original base of the pagoda which has been kept in good condition. At the entrance to the pagoda there are one autonomous escalator to take visitors to up to the pagoda’s base.

With the backdrop of Leifeng Pagoda, a tablet engraved with the five Chinese characters meaning “Leifeng Pagoda Scenic Area”.

Leifeng Pagoda Scenic Area.

The Main Entrance to the Leifeng Tower

The Main Entrance to the Leifeng Tower.

One autonomous escalator to take visitors to up to the pagoda’s base.

One autonomous escalator to take visitors to up to the pagoda’s base.

The original pagoda’s brick base is kept in goog condition.

The original pagoda’s brick base is kept in goog condition.

The four sightseeing elevators take visitors up to different floors.

The four sightseeing elevators take visitors up to different floors.

On the top floor with goldden ceiling.

On the top floor with golden ceiling.

The Jinci Temple is just to the south of Leifeng Pagoda.

The Jinci Temple is just to the south of Leifeng Pagoda.

Huagang Park, to the west of Leifeng Pagoda.

Huagang Park, to the west of Leifeng Pagoda

Su Causeway and San Tan Yin Yue (Three Pools Mirroring The Moon)

Su Causeway and San Tan Yin Yue (Three Pools Mirroring The Moon)

Three islands on the West Lake

Three islands on the West Lake.

Hangzhou city skyline to the northeast of Feifeng Pagoda.

Hangzhou city skyline to the northeast of Feifeng Pagoda.

Wushan Hill is a major town center in Hangzhou to its east.

Wushan Hill is a major town center in Hangzhou to its east.

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