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The 108 Buddhist Pagodas, located on the east of Xiakou Mountain on the western shore of the Yellow River, are the main attractions of the Scenic Point in Qingtongxia Reservoir, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Altough the exact year of construction of the grouped pagodas is unknown, some believe they were built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). They are covered with lime with a pearl-shaped top, resembling that of the white pagoda of the Yuan Dynasty at the Beijing Miaoying Temple. The number 108 probably refers to the 108 dharma bodies

recorded in the Vajrashekhara Sutra. The 108 Buddhist Pagodas are leaning on mountains close to the waterside, the pagodas are located on a precipitous slope sitting in the west and facing east and were constructed following the curve of the mountains into 12 rows to form an equilateral triangle, with each row containing an odd number of pagoda(s) starting from the top. The height of these pagodas ranges from 2.5 to 3.5 meters and come in three shapes: gourd, pyramid and vase. The top pagoda is the largest one, and others diminish in size, layer by layer. From a

distance, a full view of the entire group of pagodas can be achieved. 108, is the idiomatic number in buddhism. Buddhism identifies 108 kinds of trouble and affliction for life, to eliminate these trouble and affliction, one should pray to Buddha 108 times, knock a bell 108 times and so on. 108 towers should be those contribute the "merits and virtues". To build a tower here is to eliminate the trouble of life and disaste. Here's some guide information in your travel of The 108 Buddhist Pagodas : Address: Qingtongxia, Yinchuan City, Ningxia Province. Contact number: 0086-0953-3790371     Admission Fee:CNY60   Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00

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My sisiter and I are overseas students in Beijing. We want to go to visit 108 Buddhist Pagodas during May holiday. Any idea?

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108 Buddhist Pagodas is located in western shore of Qingtongxia. It is one of the most important spots in Yellow River.