LEIFENG PAGODA – WHERE WHITE SNAKE LEGEND BEGINS (China)
Did you ever heard the story about white snake?, It is the most famous legend in China. It is said that the legend took place on a beautiful lake named West Lake located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.
The story begins with the appearance of a white snake who came into the world to be a human. Legend said that the snake was turned into a beautiful woman. She Then was married to a man named Xu Xian and blessed with a child. Unfortunately, the couple’s relationship was not approved by a monk named Fahai. The monk was imprisoned the white snake under Leifeng Pagoda.
About Leifeng Pagoda
Leifeng Pagoda located in downtown of Hangzhou, China. Currently Liefeng Pagoda is one of the world’s most famous pagoda. This Pagoda built since 975 AD, but in 1120 this pagoda destroyed by war, it was rebuilt soon after, but in 1500 there were looting by masses. Finally in 1924 the Liefeng pagoda collapsed and then at year 1999 the local government rebuild the legendary Pagoda, the construction was started on December 22, 2000 and was completed on October 25, 2002.
Leifeng pagoda has a very beautiful scenery, in the pagoda’s yard area there are some snacks and souvenir shops. Leifeng Pagoda has the largest interior space compared to other pagodas in China. From the top of the pagoda visitors can see the whole city and the lake views. with the admission of 40 yuan, visitors can go and look this amazing scenery from the side of the pagoda that consists of five floors. The pagoda has been provided by escalators and elevator to allow visitors to reach the top easily. In winter it will be hard for people to reach the pagoda’s balcony to see the sights, because the cold winds blow hardly.
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