Three Pagodas of Dali
The Three Pagodas of Dali stand on the site of the ancient Chongsheng Monastery and are located northwest of Dali at the foot Cangshan Mountains.
Qianxun Pagoda, was completed in 876 during the Tang dynasty (618-907AD). It is almost 70 meters (230 ft) tall and has 16 square shaped stories all with upturned eaves on each layer. There is a shrine containing a white marble statue at the center of each facade.
The other two pagodas were built over 200 years later and are octagonal in shape. They are 42 meters (138 ft) tall and each of their 10 stories contains a carved shrine Buddhist statue and lotus flowers.