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Zhen'gang Pagoda at Changxindian of Beijing
This pagoda is located on an earth mount east of Yungang Village near Changxindian in southwest Beijing. The date of the pagoda's construction is now hard to calculate, but its architectural and artistic style would indicate it is a work of the Kin Dynasty.

The octagonal, heavily ornamented pagoda is eighteen meters high, and each of its eight sides is three meters wide. On the upper part of the platform there are brick brackets, and on the walls between the brackets there are brick carvings of plants and fierce animal faces. On the northwestern wall a sculpture of a celestial guardian has an eagle's beak and holds a hammer in its right hand. A civilian official is on the guardian's left and a warrior on his right. The carvings are all very refined. Carved columns decorate the corners, and doors on the east, south, west and north sides of the pagoda are covered with rhombus patterns. The other four sides have windows carved on the stone surface.

Short eaves protruding around the pagoda divide it into two parts. The upper part, looking like a huge cone-shaped bouquet, has seven levels of niches. The first level is in the style of miniature multistoreyed square pagodas. The upper levels are like single-store, y square pagodas. From the second level up, every side has carved statues of seated Buddha. Arranged in neat rows, some have both hands raised, and still others hold palms together in front of their chests.

The steeple is composed of ornamental discs, an octagonal pedestal and a huge precious bead on top.

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