Sheli Pagoda in Qixia Mountain

Nanjing City, Jiangsu, China

2. Sheli Pagoda in Qixia Mountain

Lying 22 km northeast of Nanjing City, Qixia Mountain (Sheshan Mountain) is dubbed "the most beautiful mountain in Nanjing." The mountain is 286 meters high and has three peaks - Dragon Peak, Tiger Peak and Fengxiang Peak.

Sheli Tower is to the north side of Qixia Temple. It was constructed of white stone, with five storeys and in octagon shape. The tower is 18 meters high. On the outside wall of the tower, Thousand-Buddha Cliff, there are relief sculptures which are vivid and dramatic. On the base of the tower, they engraved the story of Sakyamuni.

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