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Known as one of the most famous attractions in Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area, Baochu Pagoda(保俶塔) is located on top of Baoshi Hill of northern side of Ge Ling(葛岭),which is also situated on the northern side of West Lake. When it was firstly constructed can not be confirmed, but according to the historical records, Baochu Pagoda was built in Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The name of pagoda is connected with Qian Chu(钱俶, 929—988), who was a noted figure and Buddhist pilgrim in history of Song Dynasty and the highly-respected historic character in Hangzhou. This pagoda was destroyed but reconstructed for many times. The current pagoda is 45.3 meters high and has six sides as well as seven stories. It is made of the bricks following the original style of the pagoda in Ming Dynasty. The pagoda was a reconstructed one completed in 1933.
Pictures shown below are themed with Laifeng Pavilion and Baochu Pagoda, and hope it is useful for your further reading on Baochu Pagoda as well as the Scenes of West Lake in Hangzhou. Pagoda is a special view of Chinese attractions, especially in the historic and cultural attractions. Deeply influenced by Buddhism and the core of Taoism---Oneness of Heaven and Human, Chinese attractions mostly are humanized or reshaped to some degree by culture and spirituality of China. In other words, majority of Chinese so-called natural landscapes are not the pure landscapes of nature. They are spiritualized and humanized, so Taoist temples, Buddhist temples and pagodas as well as Confucian schools used to be built in natural scenery, which surely adds the humanity to the nature, and meanwhile reduces the purity of natural scenes. In China, visitors hardly find a purely natural lanscape except some virgins land and forests. In this way, Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area is the typical representative of Chinese attractions. It is the real cultural and natural attraction featured with Chinese style.