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  Hangzhou West Lake

 

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On the hill in the back of the 5.66 kmē West Lake in Hangzhou (fig.) is the Lei Feng Pagoda. It originates from 975 AD, yet was rebuilt in 2002 after it in 1924 collapsed.

 

Here, in the south central portion of the lake, three small, stone pagodas rise up from the water. These lantern-pillars are circa two meters high, bulbous in shape and are topped with calabashes. They are known as the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon and printed on the back of the 5th edition of One Yuan banknotes.

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  Hangzhou West Lake