The North Temple Pagoda
The North Temple Pagoda was built by Sun Quan, the Emperor of Wu, in the Three States. Covering about 40 mu, It was granted as the "Epoch-making Temple" in the Tang Dynasty and began to be called the "Reciprocation Temple" at the end of the Five Dynasties. So far it has a history of more than 1,700 years.
The North Temple Pagoda is a brick and wooden Buddhist pagoda of the style of building and has nine storeys with eight sides each. With the height of 76 meters, it is the highest of the pagodas in Suzhou . It is famous for double eaves and flying corners and is a building in the same type as the Liuhe Pagoda in Hangzhou .
It is a provincial preservation unit of historical and cultural relics and is popularly praised as the "Number One Pagoda in South of the Yangtse River" . Standing far apart facing the Tiger Hill Pagoda, the North Temple Pagoda is also a famous old pagoda and an important symbol of Suzhou .