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The Pagoda of Six Harmonies

The Pagoda of Six Harmonies Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Located on the northern bank of the Qiantang River, south of Hangzhou´s city, the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, firstly built in 970 A.D, is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China.

The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north". Unfortunately, it was destroyed in war, what we see today is rebuilt in 1153 A.D. With 59.89 meters high with 13 stories, the pagoda is the best place to have a bird-eyes-view of the scenery around Qiantang River.

Upon ascending the pagoda, visitors will have a spectacular view of the Qiantang River Bridge spanning the surging tides of the Qiantang River. Near by the Six Harmonies Pagoda an exhibition center detailing ancient pagodas in China was set up in recently upon Yuelun Hill. So visitors can visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda and then learn of the various ancient pagodas architectural styles to be found within China.

Looking out from the top of the pagoda, sightseers can see as far as the misty horizon, enjoying an unforgettable, breathtaking experience. Since 1961 the Six Harmonies Pagoda has been under the state protection as a state-level cultural site.


Can be reached by the bus No. 2, K4, 308, 504 or Tourist bus No. 5 get to The Pagoda of Six Harmonies.

DCT Tips:

Recommended time for a visit: two hours.

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