Pagoda at Yunju Temple in Zhuozhou of Hebei Province
Yunju Temple Pagoda, in the north of the city of Zhuozhou, Hebei Province, was constructed in 1092. Judging from its architectural and artistic style, the present building is the original structure. The most unusual feature of the pagoda is the number of its storeys not the usual odd number, but an even number, six, which is rare among ancient pagodas in China. The second important characteristic of the pagoda is that each storey is smaller than the one below and the style of the brackets varies from storey to storey. Few brick pagodas in China have such a variety of brackets. The interior structure of the pagoda is a central pillar with a winding staircase, both made of bricks. A landing at each storey allows people to enjoy the view through the windows.