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Three Pagoda Temple

Three Pagodas are located at the northwest suburb of Dali, occupying a scenic location at the foot of Mt. Cangshan and facing Erhai Lake. It is one of the three curiosities of Chinese ancient architecture (Zhaozhou Bridge in Hebei Province and Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, Shaanxi Province are the other two).
Qianxun Pagoda in the middle is the highest one among three pagodas with 16 tiers and the total height of 69.13 meters. There are four shines on each story, and Buddhist sculpture on the east and west shrines, the other two shrines are the windows for the pagoda. The fourth and sixth floor are embossed splendid. Buddhist scriptures, books, Buddha made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, porcelain, jade and many other cultural relics were discovered in the pagoda. The two smaller octagonal pagodas are on the two sides of Qianxun Pagoda made the whole complex more perfect.

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