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Flower Pagoda (Hua Ta)

Liu Rong Si, Guangzhou, China

Flower Pagoda (Hua Ta) in Six Banyan Temple (Liu Rong Si) was built in 1097, on the site of an earlier pagoda which enshrined some ashes of the Buddha. The 57m (187ft) tall octagonal pagoda appears to have nine stories from the outside, but actually there are seventeen on the inside.