Fire destroys temple and pagoda in Sichuan

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Fire destroys temple and pagoda in Sichuan

Post by Fortyeightvows » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:46 pm

The temple dates back to the Ming dynasty and the pagoda stood 16 stories high and was called one of the tallest in the world.

The news report and videos here:
http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/17/12/10/n9943552.htm

The most touching picture is here:
http://k.sina.com.cn/article_6378162993 ... 0&rfunc=97

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Re: Fire destroys temple and pagoda in Sichuan

Post by kirtu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:10 pm

Fortyeightvows wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:46 pm
The temple dates back to the Ming dynasty and the pagoda stood 16 stories high and was called one of the tallest in the world.

The news report and videos here:
http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/17/12/10/n9943552.htm

The most touching picture is here:
http://k.sina.com.cn/article_6378162993 ... 0&rfunc=97
Do you have a picture of the pagoda before the fire?

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Re: Fire destroys temple and pagoda in Sichuan

Post by Fortyeightvows » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:13 pm

kirtu wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:10 pm
Do you have a picture of the pagoda before the fire?
There is a few in the link I posted

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Re: Fire destroys temple and pagoda in Sichuan

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Re: Fire destroys temple and pagoda in Sichuan

Post by kirtu » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:26 pm

So this was the 16 story Lingguan Tower, in the Nine Dragons Monastery (Jiulong Monastery), in Mianzhu, Deyang Prefecture, Sichuan.

It looks like this is just over the old Tibetan-Chinese border on the Chinese side.

This was one of two pre-blaze pictures in the links. Curiously it is the only picture to easily come up.

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