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108 Buddhist Pagodas

The 108 Buddhist Pagodas are the main attractions of the Scenic Qingtongxia Reservoir located on the western shore of the Yellow River. The height of the 108 Buddhist Pagodas range from 2.5 to 3.5 meters and come in three shapes: gourd, pyramid and vase. Although the exact year of construction of the grouped pagodas is unknown, some believe they were built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). They are covered with lime with a pearl-shaped top, resembling that of the white pagoda of the Yuan Dynasty at the Beijing Miaoying Temple.
The number 108 probably refers to the 108 dharma bodies recorded in the Vajrashekhara Sutra. From a distance, a full view of the entire group of pagodas can be achieved. 108, is the idiomatic number in buddhism. Buddhism identifies 108 kinds of trouble and affliction for life, to eliminate these troubles and affliction, one should pray to Buddha 108 times, knock a bell 108 times and so on. Here's some guide information in your travel of The 108 Buddhist Pagodas: Location: Qingtongxia, Yinchuan City, Ningxia Province. Contact number: 0086-0953-3790371 Admission Fee: CNY60/Person  Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00

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