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The Iron Pagoda of Youguo Temple of Kaifeng, Henan province, is a Buddhist pagoda built in 1049 AD during the Northern Song Dynasty of China. The pagoda is named not because it is made of iron, but because its color resembles that of iron. Thus, it has been named the Iron Tower since the Yuan Dynasty. This octagonal-base structure stands at 55.88 meters. The exterior features varieties of glazed brick and intricate and richly detailed carvings, including flying Apsaras and Chinese dragon.


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Linggu Pagoda, the tallest and most beautiful in Nanjing, has nine stories and is made of reinforced concrete and granite from Suzhou. Formerly named the Memorial Tower of the Dead Soldiers, it was constructed in 1931 and is an important component in the architecture complex of Tomb of the Dead Soldiers. This 66-meter-high pagoda is original in style and each floor is covered with green glazed glass. Each story is surrounded by corridors made of granite and a 252-step spiral staircase in the middle leads to the top of the pagoda. The pagoda is graceful in its design and beautiful in shape, and full of ethnic features, so it is spoken highly of by people from all fields of architectural study.

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The Zhenfeng Pagoda near a bend in the Yangtze River in Anqing, Anhui province, was originally built in the Ming Dynasty and has a history spanning over 400 years. Built of brick and standing at 60.86 meters tall, each of the pagoda's seven stories has seven corners, thereby creating a heptagon. Above the windows on each floor are a set of flying eaves. From the first to the sixth floor, arched doorways lead to an outside balcony. A total of 168 stairs inside the pagoda allow access to the top floor. The walls are tapered slightly, shaping the structure into a partial cone.

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