Application of Sakyamuni Pagoda for UNESCO cultural relics to be finished by July

14:58, May 18, 2011      

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People hold a praying ceremony in front of the Sakyamuni Pagoda in Yingxian County, north China's Shanxi Province, May 12, 2011. Authorities in north China's Shanxi Province said Sunday that they would finish the application for the Sakyamuni Pagoda, the oldest wooden structures in the world, by July for it to be included on the UNESCO list of cultural relics by 2013. The Sakyamuni Pagoda, also known as the Yingxian Pagoda as it was housed in the Fogong Temple of Yingxian County, is the oldest full-wooden pagoda still standing in China and believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world. Standing 67.31 meters tall, the octagonal pagoda was built in 1,056 AD during the Liao Dynasty. (Xinhua/Yan Yan)


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Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
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