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Monk Gaogong Pagoda at Foguang Temple in Wutai of Shanxi Province
Monk Gaogong Pagoda is a single-storeyed, pavilion-style, ornamental brick pagoda located northwest of Foguang Temple. It is about five meters high. The lower part is a relatively tall pedestal. Both the pedestal and the upper part are octagonal. There are many layers of brackets made of carved bricks under the pent roof around the body of the pagoda. The eaves consist of three layers of bricks in chevron design. The brackets and eaves, large in proportion to the main body of the pagoda, look like an umbrella above the lower part. The upper structure of the pagoda is composed of five levels of lotus petals, eight in each level, like a huge bouquet of lotus flowers. Supporting the bouquet is an octagonal subbase. The bouquet is about one third the pagoda's height. The top of the pagoda is composed of several layers of bricks stacked towards the center. In the past, the pagoda probably had a brick bead on the top, but it has been damaged.

The inscription above the front door tells people that the pagoda was the tomb of monk Gaogong, built in I205. An account of monk Gaogong's life is on a stone tablet on a side wall of the pagoda.

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