Yingxian Wooden Pagoda From Da Tong

Yingxian Wooden Pagoda with Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower and regarded as the world's three tower. Yingxian Wooden Pagoda was built in the Qing Liao Ning years (AD 1056), Jin Mingchang six years (AD 1195) upgrading is completed. China's highest and most ancient of an existing wooden tower building, and only a wooden pavilion-style tower, a national key cultural relics protection units. Wooden Pagoda Temple is located in north-south axis between the gate and the hall, a "tower before the apse," the layout. In the four-meter high tower built on the pedestal, tower 67.31 m, the bottom diameter of 30.27 m, was flat octagonal. The first floor facade eaves, more layers are Dan Yan, a total of five six canopies, sandwiched between layers of dark layer is located, in fact, nine. Because the bottom of eaves and a corridor, so the appearance of the six tower roof. Layers are used inside and outside the wooden pillars support two laps, each with 24 external columns, there are eight, between the use of a number of wooden pillars bracing, beams, Fang and short columns, form the complex in different directions wooden beam . It has been estimated, the pagoda pine wood 3000 cubic share, about more than 2600 tons heavy, the overall proportion of appropriate building itself, art delicate, solemn form stable.

Yingxian Wooden Pagoda of design, bold inherited the Han, Tang has been full of national characteristics in the form of re-building, make full use of traditional construction techniques, extensive use of brackets structure, tower sharing brackets all 54 kinds of brackets each have some form of combination, Some of the beams, Square, columns form a whole, each forms a hollow octagonal structure layer. Rigorous scientific design, construction perfect, wonderful workmanship, is both a national style, national characteristics, but also with the religious requirements of the building, the ancient architecture in China can be said to achieve the highest level, even now there are high research value.