Menghuan Silver Pagoda in Mangshi City, Dehong

Why is Menghuan Silver Pagoda So Special

The Menghuan Silver Pagoda, known as the Menghuan Qianfo Silver Pagoda,  is located on the hilltop opposite the Grand Silver Pagoda and a contemporary new-built Pagoda.The Pagoda is an important building of the Dehong Branch of Yunnan Buddhist College. It was built around 2010 and was completed in April 2012. The Silver Pagoda is smaller than the gold pagoda as a whole, but since the peak of the Silver Pagoda is about 20 meters higher than the golden pagoda, the height of the two pagodas is visually equivalent. After the completion of the Silver Pagoda, it faces up the Golden Pagoda across the mountain  and forms a unique landscape. The tower is 66 meters high and 46 meters in diameter. It has become an iconic building in Mangshi.

Where is Menghuan Silver Pagoda-Location

It is located on the hilltop of Leiyarang Mountain, Southeast of Luxi City, Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture

How to Get to Menghuan Silver Pagoda

Visitors shall come to the foot of the Leiyarang Mountain by taxi, then get to the top of the Leiyarang Mountain on foot.

Introduction of Menghuan Silver Pagoda

The Menghuan Silver Pagoda is located on the top of Leiyarang Mountain, southeast of Mangshi, at an altitude of 1,079.6 meters.Legend has it that “Sakyamuni” lived here when he was reincarnate as a golden pheasant. After hundreds of years the Nirvana of the Sakyamuni, in order to spread the doctrines of Buddhism, his disciples “Zhaohanda” made practices in the mountain. In order to make a better environment to make practices for “Zhaohanda”, all the weeds and the thorns get out of the way, so it is called the Leiyarang Mountain, which means the place where the weeds get out of the way. Later, a pagoda was built in this mountain. It has been recognized as one of the Buddhist holy places since ancient times.

Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Menghuan Silver Pagoda is from October to April of following year.

Nearby Attractions

Menghuan Golden Pagoda
Menghuan Grand Golden Pagoda is located at Leiyarang Mountain in the southeast of Luxi (Mangshi), the capital city of Dehong Prefecture. It’s the best place to bird-eye view the town of Mangshi and those picturesque Dai villages around. Being 73 meters high, the pagoda is a three-storied octagonal but hollow one. The ground floor is the most impressive. With an area of 2,000 square meters, it’s spacious enough for nearly 2,000 pilgrims to pray at the same time. Enshrined in the hall are mainly Buddhist figures such as Sakyamuni in the east, Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) in the south, Medicine Buddha in the west, and Maitreya (the Future Buddha) in the north, etc. all of which are made from Myanmar white marble to present grandeur and magnificence.  

Tours Including Menghuan Silver Pagoda

11 Days Western Yunnan and Myanmar Border Cycling Tour