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Iconic Fahua Pagoda reopens after restoration

( english.jiading.gov.cn ) 2023-08-31

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Fahua Pagoda, a landmark of Shanghai's Jiading district. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Fahua Pagoda, the central landmark of Shanghai's Jiading district, has undergone extensive renovations and repairs over the centuries. The latest restoration project began in April and has just been completed, with the pagoda compound now reopened to the public.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, traditional cultural performances were held beneath the pagoda on Aug 28 upon its reopening.

The opening ceremony featured a special activity wherein students dressed in traditional Han costumes used brushes to carefully write the word "person" in an activity meant to symbolize steadfastness and dedication to learning. The event was carefully designed to reflect the history of the pagoda, which was once a place for people to pray for success in imperial examinations.

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Students at the opening ceremony of the Fahua Pagoda. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

Throughout the day, various performances were held, including the captivating Han dance. The combination of these artistic displays and the majestic Fahua Pagoda created an enchanting atmosphere, transporting spectators back in time.

The restoration of the Fahua Pagoda was an extensive project, addressing issues such as tower tilt, structural settlement, and roof damage. Nearly 100 different parts of the pagoda were repaired, restoring its former elegance and beauty. For both locals and tourists, the renewed Fahua Pagoda holds deep significance as a symbol of education and as a link to Jiading's history.

Many people expressed their admiration for the restored pagoda, with many sharing personal memories of visiting the site in their youth. The reopening of the pagoda has stirred nostalgia and a sense of belonging for those who have a deep connection to Jiading.

Local officials also attended the event, emphasizing the importance of preserving cultural heritage.

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A dance performance is held beneath the Fahua Pagoda at the opening ceremony. [Photo/jiading.gov.cn]

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Iconic Fahua Pagoda reopens after restoration

Fahua Pagoda, the central landmark of Shanghai's Jiading district, has undergone extensive renovations and repairs over the centuries. The latest restoration project began in April and has just been completed, with the pagoda compound now reopened to the public.

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