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Shibaozhai Pagoda
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Shibaozhai Pagoda

Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: China
At the top of Shibaozhai hill is a three-storied hall dedicated to Manjusri built during the reign of the Xianfeng Emperor (1850-1861), called the Purple Rain Pavilion. In the year 1819, the nine-story pavilion was constructed adjacent to the cliff to aid people in getting to the top of the hill. Prior to the construction of the pavilion, visitors to the temple were hoisted to the top using a system of chains. In 1956, three more stories were added at the top of the structure. On the top of the pagoda is a Buddhist temple.
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