Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda)

Liu He Pagoda in Hangzhou
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Six Harmonies Pagoda is a representative ancient pavilion-style tower in China, located on Yuelun Mountain to the south of the West Lake and facing Qiantang River. It is one of the three renowned pagodas in Hangzhou, together with another two around the West Lake, Baochu Pagoda and Leifeng Pagoda. Because of the height advantage and special location, Liuhe Pagoda is one of the best places to view the splendid Qiantang River Tide. In addition, there is an Ancient China Pagodas Garden near the tower, displaying miniatures of famous pagodas around the country.


Ingeniously Designed Constructional Work

Six Harmonies Pagoda is an octagonal building with a height of 59.89 meters (196.49 feet). Seen from the outside, the pagoda has 13 storeys and there are 104 iron bells hung at every corner of the eaves. Because of this magnificent appearance, locals consider it a brave general standing on the bank of Qiantang River. However, if you step into the pagoda, you will find only seven floors inside. A spiral staircase was built inside the tower, leading to the top floor. Each floor of the pagoda consists of four parts: exterior wall, a ring-shaped corridor, interior wall, and a small chamber. The chambers are used to enshrine Buddha figures. Looking through windows on exterior walls, visitors can overlook beautiful scenery of wide Qiantang River and grand Qiantang River Bridge, against distant green mountains. There are a lot of exquisite brick-carvings inside the tower with various themes, including pomegranates, lotuses, phoenixes, peacocks, lions, and kylins.


Best Site to View the Qiantang River Tide

Elegant pavilionHailed as the great wonder of the world, Qiantang River Tide is the masterpiece of the nature. Located on the northern bank of the river, Six Harmonies Pagoda has been considered the best place to view the spectacular since the Southern Song Dynasty (420 – 589 AD). This scene is even more magnificent around Mid-Autumn Festival. Annually, regions around Liuhe Pagoda are very crowded during that period. Seeing from the top of the pagoda, the great sight of the turbulent tides of Qiantang River may take your breath away.


Ancient China Pagodas Garden

Tourists can have a thorough visit of China's ancient towers of different styles in the garden. With an area of 6,689 square meters (8,000 square yards), there are about 100 miniatures of renowned old pagodas of the country in a ratio of 1:10, including Wooden Pagoda in Yingxian County of Shanxi Province, White Dagoba of Beihai Park in Beijing, Songyue Pagoda of Henan Province, and Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Small Wild Goose Pagoda of Xi'an.


How to get to Six Harmonies Pagoda

1. Take bus 4, 287, 318, 334 or 354 to Liuhe Ta (Six Harmonies Pagoda) Station.
2. Take bus 190, 202, 280, 308, 595a, 595b or 597, and get off at Zhijianglu Liuheta Station.
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Ticket Fare Entrance Ticket CNY 20
CNY10 for children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet) high
Free of charge for children less than 1.2 meters in height
Climbing the Pagoda: CNY 10
Opening Hours 6:30 – 17:30

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- Last updated on Apr. 01, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda)
Asked by Lynn Li from MALAYSIA | Oct. 22, 2019 23:57Reply
is there any other way (other than walking) to visit around Xihu?
We have young kid and senior citizen. Xihu is a huge compound to walk and visit. There are many sites we wish to see. Please teach us a more convenient way.
Answers (1)
Answered by Asher from UKRAINE | Oct. 24, 2019 02:22

Oh, more and more tourists choose tour around the lake by bike. You can easily find several bike rental places nearby the scenic area.
Asked by Carrie from SINGAPORE | Aug. 05, 2019 04:27Reply
How do I get there to Six Harmonies Pagoda from:
1) Hefang street?
2) West Lake Scenic Area (e.g. Viewing Fish & Lotus at Flower Pond)?
Answers (1)
Answered by Dan from USA | Aug. 07, 2019 20:23

1. Take bus No.334/308/190 from Gulou Station to it, which takes around 35 minutes with CNY2.
2. Take Xihu Tourist Bus line 2 from Haierxiang Station to it, which takes around 50 minutes with CNY5.
Asked by Miko from VIETNAM | May. 23, 2017 08:51Reply
Is there any way from Hangzhou Ding'an Road metro that i can get to the six harmonies pagodas?
Thank you.
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Answered by Kylie from POLAND | May. 23, 2017 21:42

Walk east along Xihu Avenue around 500 meters and get to Yaojiang Mansion first. Then take public bus no.308 to Zhijiang Road. After arriving, walk southwest around 350 meters to find the scenic area.
Asked by yeni from INDONESIA | May. 17, 2017 09:06Reply
where is the bus station that running to hangzhou six harmonies pagoda?
My hotel located in Wulin road.
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Answered by Avery from POLAND | May. 19, 2017 01:55

The distance is not far. Thus for your convenience, you can just a taxi to the pagoda. The cab fare is around CNY 30 in the day time.
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