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    Tourist Spots >> Northern Temple Pagoda | 北寺塔
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    update: 3/14/2017
    国内最大的巨型漆雕、盛世滋生图、姑苏繁华图
    The Northern Temple Pagoda is a Chinese pagoda located at Bao'en Temple in Suzhou. The base of the pagoda has an octagonal frame, and the tower rises nine stories in a total height of 76 m (243 ft).

    北寺塔是报恩寺的俗称,位于北塔公园,是中国楼阁式佛塔,号称“吴中第一古刹”。塔的四周尚存部分明清时期重建的报恩寺殿堂建筑。位于塔东的不染尘观音殿,俗呼楠木观音殿,殿为重檐歇山造,面阔五楹,进深五间,内四架,前置檐廊,檐高7米,四周檐柱为抹角石柱,内柱用楠木

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    The Northern Temple Pagoda is a Chinese pagoda located at Bao'en Temple in Suzhou. The base of the pagoda has an octagonal frame, and the tower rises nine stories in a total height of 76 m (243 ft). The pagoda was once eleven stories tall, yet was damaged and reduced to nine stories. Its double eaves and flying corners are similar to that of the Liuhe Pagoda found in Hangzhou. Its base and outside walls are made of brick, the balustrades made of stone, and the eaves and banisters encircling the structure are made of wood. 
     
    Although the present structure dates to the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) (with renovations in following eras), the historical site of construction for the pagodas dates back 1,700 years. A Buddhist pagoda built during the reign of Sun Quan in the 3rd century originally stood at the site (in honor of his wet nurse), along with another pagoda built during the Liang Dynasty (502-557). The current design of the pagoda structure was made between the years 1131 and 1162, during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Patronage and construction for the Song era pagoda was headed by the Buddhist monk Dayuan. The pagoda was burnt down by fire towards the end of the Song Dynasty and rebuilt during the Ming. 
     
    During the modern repairs of the pagoda in 1960 and 1975, Chinese artifacts were found within the steeple, including a copper turtle and statues of the Buddha. The most recent restoration of the pagoda was in 2006. 

    Admission fees and opening hours
    Opening hours: 08:00-18:00 (no admission after 17:30)
    Admission: 25 RMB/person
     
    Special points of interest
    The biggest carved lacquer ware plaque in China can be found here, and there is also a huge golden laughing Buddha statue that you can take your photo with.
     
     
    Address, phone/contact person
    652 Renmin Lu, Suzhou
     
      
    景点介绍  
    北寺塔是报恩寺的俗称,位于北塔公园,是中国楼阁式佛塔,号称“吴中第一古刹”。塔的四周尚存部分明清时期重建的报恩寺殿堂建筑。位于塔东的不染尘观音殿,俗呼楠木观音殿,殿为重檐歇山造,面阔五楹,进深五间,内四架,前置檐廊,檐高7米,四周檐柱为抹角石柱,内柱用楠木。观音殿南建有一长廊,陈列着目前国内最大的巨型漆雕“盛世滋生图”也称“姑苏繁华图”,长32米,高2米。塔后有罕见的元代石雕“张士诚纪功碑”。塔北有古铜佛殿,藏经阁。古铜佛殿曾供铜铸三世佛,单檐硬山造,观音兜山墙,面阔七间,进深六间,五间为殿,左右尽间为楼,梁架、脊饰具有徽州建筑风格。藏经阁为重檐歇山楼阁式,楼层面阔七间,进深四间,底层面阔九间,进深六间,原额梵香堂。塔东北有园,山石峭拔,水池萦回,亭榭廊桥各得其所,名为梅圃。至于塔南临街的四石柱三间五楼木牌坊,三开间硬山顶门厅及贴砖八字墙,则是马医科申时行祠前之物。
      
    景点票价,开放时间
    开放时间:08:00-18:00(17:30停止售票)
    门票:25元/位

    景点特色
    国内最大的巨型漆雕“盛世滋生图”也称“姑苏繁华图”
     
    地址、电话,联系方式
    苏州市人民路652号北寺塔
     
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