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Chongsheng Temple

Chongsheng Temple, commonly known as Dali Three Pagodas, was the Buddhist center of Nanzhao State. Built between 822 and 859, the three pagodas used to be situated in Chongsheng Temple at the foot of Diancang Mountain on the shores of Lake Erhai. So, if you travel to Lake Erhai, you definitely can see the beauty of the three pagodas. However, Chongsheng Temple is no longer exists, but the three pagodas, different in size and history, remained. Survived more than 30 strong earthquakes in the past 1,000 years, the Three Pagodas stand intact a marvel of architecture, and have been a major national treasure under the preservation of the State Government. Every year lots of travelers come here to burn incense and pray good luck for their family.
The main pagoda, the Quadrangular Qianxun Pagoda, is 69.13 meters high with 16 stories, covered with multiple tiers of eaves. The two other smaller pagodas were built later than the bigger one, in the Song Dynasty style. They are 42.19 meters high with 10 stories. The two pagodas are octagonal with ten multi-eave pent roofs. Besides daytime, travelers can visit Three Pagodas at night, when it is illuminated providing a fantastic scene. Nearby on the 'marble street' there are many folk-craft workshops and stands specializing in marble and brick-painting. Here's some guide information of Chongsheng Temple: Address: Chongsheng Temple, northwest of Dali county, Yunnan Province.  Contact number: 0086-872-2666346  Admission Fee: CNY121  Opening Hours: 08:00 to 19:00

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