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Shibaozhai, A Gem of Chinese Architecture


Shibaozhai is located in Zhongzhou, Chongqing. It is famous for the wood-structured reg pagoda, originally built during the reign of Emperor Kangxi (1654-1722). The 12-story pagoda rests against the massive rock called Shibao, so is the name, Shibaozhai. Zhai simply means stockaded village. It was said that the rock, left behind by Nvwa, was one of the stones used for mending the sky. The pagoda, a gem of Chinese architecture, is rich in Chinese culture and history. There is an ancient temple on the hill (or the rock).

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