Futa Pagoda Park in Chuxiong City
Futa Pagoda Park is located in Dongshan Mountain, Lucheng, Chuxiong City, donated by social members who are mobilized by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Chuxiong Prefecture, which was built in the ancient pagoda site of the Ming Dynasty (later destroyed).
Chinese Pinyin: Chuxiong Futa Gongyuan
English Name: Futa Pagoda Park in Chuxiong City
Attraction Type: City Park
Seasons: Four seasons
Recommended Visiting Time: 1-2 hours
Opening Time: All day long
Admission Fee: Free
Location: 0.1 km north of Chuxiong City, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (楚雄彝族自治州楚雄市北0.1米)
Why is Futa Pagoda Park So Special
Futa Pagoda Park is located in Dongshan Mountain, Lucheng, Chuxiong City, donated by social members who are mobilized by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference of Chuxiong Prefecture, which was built in the ancient pagoda site of the Ming Dynasty (later destroyed). It is an octagonal nine-story pavilion-style steel-concrete structure pagoda with a high-rise building of 59 meters and a building area of 1,217 square meters. It is the first pagoda in Chinese history to display the profound connotation of Chinese Fu(good fortune) culture in various forms of artistic presentation. It is also one of Chuxiong’s most important landmarks.
Chuxiong Futa Pagoda has a rich collection of Fu, and the outer wall is engraved with patterns of the Qinglong(青龙, the God in the East worshiped by the Taoists), White Tiger, Vermilion Bird(朱雀), Tortoise(玄武) and the handwritten Fu characters written by Emperor Taizong of Tang(唐太宗), Emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty(宋徽宗), Qianlong Emperor(清高宗), and Emperor Xuanzong of Qing Dynasty(清宣宗). Each storey of the pagoda displays a theme of Fu, for example, the first storey: abundant wealth; the second storey: prosperity in business.
Where is Futa Pagoda Park
It is located at 0.1 km north of Chuxiong City, Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
How to Get There
After arriving in Chuxiong City, it is very convenient to get to Futa Pagoda Park. There are some bus routes, such as No. 6, 5, 11 buses. Taxi is also a good choice, which only takes about 7 minutes at the price of 8 Yuan.
Best Time to Go
It is suitable to visit Futa Pagoda Park at any time.
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