Baochu Pagoda - one of the best spots for a bird’s eye view of West Lake
Last Update: 9th October 2020
Originally built between 948 and 960, Baochu Pagoda features the style of the Han Nationality. Later on, it had been renovated for several times. The existing solid pagoda was rebuilt in 1933 based on the original structure.
Baochu Pagoda Fast Facts
- Chinese Name: Baochuta (保俶塔)
- Height:45.3 meters
- Things to do there: Photography, Buddhism
- Who visits: Photographers, Buddhist Believers
- Time required: 0.5 x hour
What to expect at the Baochu Pagoda
The body of the pagoda is an octagonal brick structure, divided into 6 floors. The iron-cast top is supported by a wooden structure base. The ceiling on the seventh floor is wooden. Looking in the distance from the West Lake at sunset, the pagoda is covered in the golden sunlight.
As it is situated on the Baoshi Mountain, it is suggested that you walk around the mountain after exploring the pagoda. Stroll in the quiet area, hear the birds’ singing and you’ll feel refreshed.
If you’d like to visit the pagoda for photography purposes, the best time to visit is at sunrise or sunset.
The months to visit are from April to October.
Several buses pass by the temple. Thus, there are several options.
- Rent a vehicle to the pagoda. This is the quickest and most direct option.
- Take Bus 51, 52, 27, Y10, 7 or Bus 118 to the Stop of Geling (葛岭站). Then walk to the pagoda.
- Opening hours: 24 x hours
- Tourists can visit it for free.
- Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.