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Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda

Located on the Jingzhen Mountain 14 kilometers away from Menghai Town, and octagonal in shape, the pagoda is named “the Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda”. It was constructed in 1701 through the joint efforts of the Han and Dai peoples. The pagoda consists of a platform, a body and a top. Its total height is 15.4 meters, with a 2 meter-tall and 8.6 meter-wide platform and a 5 meter-high body. A copper sculpture of Sakyamuni is enshrined inside.

It is said that the Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda is modeled on the golden hat worn by Sakyamuni in order to show people’s admiration for him. In ancient times, it was the place for monks to have meetings. On the 15 th and 30 th of each Dai month, religious activities were held here.

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