Jade Peak Pagoda was an imitation of Cishou Pagoda (Pagoda of Benevolence and Longevity) of Jiangtian Temple on Golden Hill near Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province.
The octagonal brick and stone structure of seven storeys imitates wooden structures. Standing thirty meters high, the pagoda has doors and windows on all eight sides at each level. The pagoda walls are quite thick and the spiral stone staircase is wide and gentle, convenient for people to ascend. There are still niches in the walls of each storey, but the bronze statues of Buddha in them have long been lost. Most couplets with inscriptions by Emperor Qianlong engraved on stones alongside each niche have survived, however.