Fengping Buddhist Pagoda in Mangshi City, Dehong
Fengping Buddhist Pagoda is one of the scenic spots in Dehong Prefecture. It is tall and majestic with exqusite and magnificent style, novel building design. It is characterized by the unique ethnic feature, which is a treasure in the Dai people’s architecture of Hinayana. The reconstructed Fengping Buddhist Pagoda, with 225m2 of the pagoda footing and 23-meter main pagoda is surrounded by 28 small pagodas, as if all the stars bend towards the moon to protect the main pagoda, which forms the tall and magnificent main pagoda.
Chinese Name: 芒市风平佛塔(Pinyin: Mangshi Fengping Fota)
English Name: Fengping Buddhist Pagoda in Mangshi City, Dehong
Attraction Type: Pagoda
Seasons: All year round
Recommended Visiting Time: Under 1 hour
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00
Admission Fee: Free
Address: 9 kilometers west of Mangshi, the right side of the road from Mangshi to Ruili(芒市西9公里处，从芒市到瑞丽的公路右侧)
Why is Fengping Buddhist Pagoda So Special
Fengping Buddhist Pagoda is one of the scenic spots in Dehong Prefecture. It is tall and majestic with exqusite and magnificent style, novel building design. It is characterized by the unique ethnic feature, which is a treasure in the Dai people’s architecture of Hinayana. The reconstructed Fengping Buddhist Pagoda, with 225m2 of the pagoda footing and 23-meter main pagoda is surrounded by 28 small pagodas, as if all the stars bend towards the moon to protect the main pagoda, which forms the tall and magnificent main pagoda. Its shape is complex, rigorous and magnificent its shape Complex, rigorous and magnificent. The main pagoda and the sub-pagoda have a delicate golden umbrella at the tip of the pagoda. The umbrella has a silver bell, which sways in the wind, creaking and pleasant.
When the sun sets, the sunset glows like fire, the scene is more spectacular, and the glittering golden pagoda, with the sun shining, is eye-catching.
Where is Fengping Buddhist Pagoda
It is located in 9 kilometers west of Mangshi, the right side of the road from Mangshi to Ruili.
How to Get to Fengping Buddhist Pagoda
When you arriving in Mangshi, you can charter a car or take a taxi, which takes about 20 minutes.
History of Fengping Buddhist Pagoda
The pagoda has a long history. According to historical records, the earliest Fengping Buddhist Pagoda has two pagodas, the East Pagoda and the West Pagoda. In the 6th year of Qing Emperor Yongzheng (1728), the Mangshi Tusi Fang Ren accepted the initiative of several local Buddhists to build a large Buddhist temple in the center of Mangshiba, for the worshipers of all sects to worship Buddha. The Buddhist temple was built and the Buddha statue was molded. The Tusi personally presided over the Great Buddha’s opening ceremony. In the 25th year of Emperor Qianlong (1760), the Tusi was placed as a pagoda (known as the West Pagoda) on the west side of the Buddhist temple and repaired the Buddhist temple. In the late Qing Dynasty, the mother of Tusi Fang Keming hosted a pagoda on the east side of the Buddhist temple (the Jinbao Pagoda, also known as the East Pagoda). After several wars, the temple pagoda was destroyed, but it was repaired in time and was destroyed in 1966. In 1986, the current Buddhist Pagoda was rebuilt.
Best Time to Go
It is suitable to visit Fengping Buddhist Pagoda all year around. Every season has its own beauty. Of course, you can experience the piety of those Buddhists.
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