Brief of Baochu Pagoda
Baochu Pagoda is known as the landmark of West Lake. Standing atop Precious Stone Hill, the pagoda is also called Blessing Chu Pagoda. In 968, Qian Chu, the last king of the Wuyue Kingdom, was summoned by the emperor to the capital, Kaifeng, in central China. Many days passed with no news of his return home. So one of his ministers had the pagoda erected as temple where prayers could be said for the safe return of the king. It is a solid pagoda with no interior staircase. Its remarkable small base supports a high and heavy pagoda, an evidence of the wisdom and creativeness of the Chinese workmen.