Standing facing each other the South and North Pagodas are located on the Southern and Northern streets respectively in Chaoyang City. Their construction time was previously determined to be in the Liao Dynasty. But color painting between 742 and 756 during the Tang Dynasty and signs of the Northern Wei Dynasty were found when the North Pagoda was repaired Obviously the two pagodas, similar in shape, should have been constructed before the Tang Dynasty. During the Liao Dynasty a new layer was added outside the original pagoda walls. Both of the two square brick pagodas have thirteen levels of brick eaves. Carved on the main body and the Sumeru pedestals of the pagodas are ornamental reliefs, simple but powerful, in the style of the early Liao Dynasty.
Most multi-eaved pagodas of the Liao and Kin dynasties are octagonal, but these two pagodas and Yunjie Temple Pagoda in Chaoyang are square, rarely seen among ancient pagodas.