Zhan‘ao Pagoda is located in Haining Guanchao Park, also known as Zhenhai Pagoda. It is a pavilion-style pagoda built for the service of Chaoshen. It was built in the Song Dynasty and rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty. It has a history of more than 380 years. It occupies a 40-meter-high tower, surrounded by 25 meters, and has a hexagonal plane. It has seven floors if you look outside，while eight floors inside. It’s really a brick-floored wooden building.
In ancient Chinese mythology, the “鳌” is a huge fish. It has human-like feelings, but its anger and anger can cause disasters such as a tsunami. The “tower” is a sacred object of Buddhism. It is said that the demon can be used to demonize the demon. Therefore, people built the “Zhan‘ao Tower” and prayed that it would be able to suppress the eel . So that it could no longer cause trouble and harm humanity. The squid is not moving, so the sea is calm. Therefore, the squatter tower is also called the Zhenhai Tower. It is the same thing as Zhenhai Iron Cow, another landscape on the seawall. It was created by the ancient Chinese people to pursue a beautiful life.
Zhanao tower build the base by the Wanli magistrate Guo Yilun, following the completion in Renchen Yangming in Wanli forty years (1612), has be 380 years of history. Zhan‘ao tower measured 39.375 m， around measured 25.32 meters， the plane was a hexagonal plane. It has seven floors if you look outside，while eight floors inside. The shape of this tower is very beautiful. Among them, Tower is composed of six copper chains and a gourd. The tower consists of brick and wooden pavilions. It has a strong arch structure and there are three arched doors between the tower heart and the corridor. Because of the narrowness of the tower, it is difficult to set the stairs. Therefore, steps are made using the walls of the arches. One of the arched doors leads to the upper floor, and the other two open to the lower floor and the upper floor. This plays a good role in the narrow inner area of the tower. The improvement will also make the ancient tower more exquisite.Copper bells hang on the corners of the pagoda. The breeze blows and gives an elegant sound. Originally, the ancient pagoda was painted with colorful murals and waves of animals and animals. On the top floor of the Zhan‘ao Pagoda, there are also a few characters “Zhan’ao Pagoda”, which is the script of the ancient politician Chen Yangming.
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