Located on the site of an old city in the suburbs of Kashi City, the dagoba is the earliest extant dagoba in the remotest western part of China. Its construction time is not clear. According to the rise and fall of Buddhism in Xinjiang, the dagoba is estimated to have been built at least before the Tang Dynasty.
The inverted-bowl-shaped dagoba was built of clay adobes. Its lower part is formed by a three-layer base, supporting a huge inverted-bowl-shaped body. The steeple has been destroyed, so there is no way to know its shape. In China today this is the oldest structure among dagobas built after the style of Indian stupas.