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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagoda

A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating as stupa in historic ... Stupas are a tomb-like structure where sacred relics could be kept safe and venerated. The architectural structure of the stupa ... The origin of the pagoda can be traced to the stupa (3rd century BCE). The stupa, a dome shaped ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_pagoda

Pagodas in Japan are called tō (塔, lit. pagoda), sometimes buttō (仏塔, lit. Buddhist pagoda) or tōba (塔婆, lit. pagoda) and historically derive from the Chinese pagoda, itself an interpretation of the Indian stupa. Like the stupa, pagodas were originally used as reliquaries but in many ... Inside Shingon pagodas there can be paintings of deities called Shingon ...

www.britannica.com/technology/pagoda

The pagoda structure derives from that of the stupa, a hemispherical, domed, ... The shape of the stories varies; they can be circular, square, or polygonal. .... Like the stupa of ancient India, from which it derived, the pagoda is usually erected ...

www.china.org.cn/english/features/43498.htm

The origin of pagodas, like that of Buddhism, can be traced to India. ... If pagodas were brought to China from India, what did the pagodas in India look like?

www.webpages.uidaho.edu/arch499/nonwest/nepal/Pagoda.htm

Pagodas looks like a stack of pyramids piled one above the other. ... seventh century pagoda style did not exist in China and they were impressed with pagodas ...

quatr.us/china/architecture/pagoda.htm

These early Han Dynasty pagodas were all made of wood. ... In the T'ang Dynasty, around 500 AD, architects built fancier pagodas with eight sides, like the White Pagoda at ... very tall, thin pagodas, with tall spires on top to make them look even taller. ... We can compare these pagodas to minarets and church towers; early ...

www.quora.com/What-is-the-history-of-Pagoda-style-architecture

*I've now added the dates for the following Pagodas, Temples and Stupas to put them more ... But can also look like these: (White Stupa/Dagba, Beijing, China.

www.jappleng.com/culture/articles/jp-culture/170/japanese-pagoda-and-history

Mar 20, 2013 ... Learn about the History and Architecture of the Japanese Pagoda ... The design and shape of the pagodas found in Japan will be further discussed later in this article. .... My only requests are to update the visuals since they look kind of ... I would like to expand this article but would need input on what kind ...

gizmodo.com/5846501/how-japans-oldest-wooden-building-is-still-standing

Oct 5, 2011 ... So, how did the 122 foot tall structure stay upright through all that shaking? ... The Horyu-ji pagoda doesn't have any central load-bearing beams like you'd see ... It looks like a large load-bearing column, but it doesn't actually ...

www.allaboutreligion.org/buddha-temple-faq.htm

Buddha Temple - A brief look inside a Budda Temple: Why it has its unique ... If the temple isn't designed in the shape of a pagoda, there will be a replica of one  ...