The Iconic Pagoda

The iconic pagoda has had a unique history, spiritual and cultural role. They are found all over the world and are marvels of engineering. 

To read more, explore these links:

https://www.britannica.com/technology/pagoda

Different Types of Pagodas

https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/different-types-of-pagodas

Forerunner of the pagoda- the stupa:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/stupa

 

With earthquakes all around, why pagodas don’t collapse:

https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/1997/12/18/why-pagodas-dont-fall-down

A well-hidden, spectacular pagoda in Myanmar:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/kakku-pagodas

The largest pagoda in the United States:

http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM6T6P_LARGEST_Buddhist_Pagoda_in_the_United_States_Whittier_CA

 

A pagoda for Peace Activism:

http://www.graftonpeacepagoda.org/history/

 

You can draw your own pagoda:

http://www.supercoloring.com/drawing-tutorials/how-to-draw-how-the-chinese-pagoda

 

Can you find out more abou these Classic Chinese Pagodas?

Wooden Pagoda of Ying County.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda.

The Iron Pagoda of Yougou Temple, Kaifeng.

Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery.

Leifeng Pagoda.

Liuhe/Six Harmonies Pagoda.

Tiger Hill Pagoda.

Miaoying Temple White Stupa Pagoda.

 

What’s the pagoda nearest you?

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