Baisikou Twin Pagodas

Baisikou Twin Pagodas Baisikou Twin Pagodas

A pair of ancient pagodas stands at Baisikou, east foot of Helan Mountain, about 50km to the northwest of Yinchuan City, like twin brothers guarding two sides of the mountain.
 
The pair of pagodas were built on the tableland, which was the ancient relics of a Western Xia temple at the north of the valley. It was proved that they were built in middle or late periods of Western Xia by measuring deadwood in two pagodas with C-14. The twin pagodas are hollow-brick type, with 13 tiers, 8 angles and thick-eave. They rise directly from the ground with pedestal below. Each tier of corbel extends out from the eave and walls have colored paintings. The bottom tiers of twin pagodas are rather high and have a door facing south, which leads to the pagoda. The top has "Thirteen Heavens".
 
The west pagoda is 41m high, and shapes like a shuttle. Each tier has niches at eight sides. The east pagoda is 39m high and shapes like a straight cone. Corbel at the bottom of each tier extends out from the flat seat and has niches below. Buildings around the twin pagodas were destroyed due to earthquakes in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Only the twin pagodas have survived.
 
Location: East Ridge of Helan Mountain
Entrance Fee: RMB 10

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