[Continued] Leaving the Mongolian King's Tomb, arriving at the Jingang Business Hotel, Minminlou, Chaoyang City at 18:10, with 702 kilometers on the odometer.

The location of this hotel is very good. Opposite is Fengming Chaoyang Grand Theater and only 200 meters away from Chaoyang South Tower. The room is not very big, but it is clean, comfortable and cost-effective.

(This is what Fengming Chaoyang Grand Theater looks like during the day)

After checking in, find a place to solve the problem of dinner. After asking a few locals, at 18:50, we walked to the Yuhe Special Restaurant in the sunken square on the south side of the Chaoyang City Museum in the South Tower.

This is a restaurant that can't be found on Dianping or Gaode map. It has a typical home-cooked taste. Each dish is divided into large and small portions. The taste is good and the price is cheap. There is an endless stream of people dining. is a local.

On the door of the restaurant, it is written that "this restaurant has never joined any food delivery platform such as Baidu Meituan".

After dinner, walk to the Daling River to see the night view, and then walk across Murong Street to the North Tower to see the night view. 21:00 back to the hotel to rest.

(Daling River Night View)

(by the Daling River)

(Night View of Chaoyang City)

(Night view of Chaoyang South Tower)

(Night view of Chaoyang North Tower)

(Night view of Chaoyang North Tower)

October 3 (Wednesday): Weather in Chaoyang City: Sunny, 25/8 degrees, breeze; Itinerary: Chaoyang to Yi County, Jinzhou; Attractions: Chaoyang North Tower, South Tower, Murong Street, Youshun Temple, Guandi Temple, Chaoyang City Museum, Wanfotang Grottoes Scenic Area.

(Chaoyang South Tower is the first thing you see after you walk out of the hotel)

Breakfast in the room, check out at 8:20, put the luggage in the car, and start the "Sanyan Cultural Tour" in Chaoyang City on foot.

In the thousands of years of Chinese civilization history, in addition to the Han nationality, there are also many ethnic minorities who have made their debut on the historical stage. The ones that everyone knows the most must be the Manchus who frequently appeared in TV braid dramas, and the Mongolian generation of Genghis Khan, who knows a little more about history. Huns, Turks, and Donghu, but I personally think that there is a minority that has made a great contribution to Chinese civilization, and this is Xianbei.

Xianbei people made great contributions to the prosperity of Sui and Tang Dynasties. Emperor Yang of Sui Dynasty and Emperor Taizong of Tang both had Xianbei blood. Of course, there are many branches of the Xianbei. The founders of the country include Tuoba Xianbei of the Northern Wei Dynasty and Yuwen Xianbei of the Northern Zhou Dynasty; Emperor Wen of the Sui Dynasty, Queen Dugu Xianbei of Emperor Gaozu of the Tang Dynasty, Xianbei of the empress of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty and the eldest grandson of important ministers; there is another branch The very important pulse is "Murong Xianbei".

During the period of the Sixteen Kingdoms in northern my country, four countries successively used "Yan" as their country name, and the rulers of these four countries all belonged to "Murong Xianbei". Among them, the former Yan, the later Yan, and the northern Yan all had their capitals in Longcheng, which is today's Chaoyang City. Therefore, Chaoyang City is also known as "the ancient capital of Sanyan" and "Dragon City of Sanyan". The so-called "Sanyan Culture" refers to the archaeological culture of this period with the remains of Murong Xianbei as the main body. To understand Murong Xianbei, one must come to Chaoyang.

8:30 Came to visit Youshun Temple. The South Tower and the North Tower are the landmarks of Chaoyang City. The two towers are connected by an antique cultural pedestrian street - Murong Street, which is also in memory of the Murong Clan, the ruler of Sanyan.

(Murong Street is dominated by antique buildings, and the shops on both sides of the street mainly sell local specialty snacks, antiques and cultural and creative products.)

Youshun Temple is located between the South Tower and the North Tower, on the east side of Murong Street. According to records, in the thirty-seventh year of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (AD 1698), the lama Chuo Erji Budi of the White Horse Temple in Beijing went to western Liaoning to choose a place to build the temple. With the approval of Emperor Kangxi, the ground was broken the next year and it was completed eight years later.

This is the only well-preserved Lamaism temple in traditional architectural form in Chaoyang. It was rated as a provincial-level cultural relic protection unit in 1988, and was included in the sixth batch of national key cultural relic protection units in 2006. What is rare is that it is a popular cultural and religious attraction, and it is also open to the public for free.

(Youshun Temple is full of incense and has a large number of monks)

Youshun Temple faces south from the north, with a total area of ​​16,975 square meters and an existing building area of ​​3,800 square meters. All buildings are traditional Chinese brick and wood structures. From south to north along the central axis, there are archway, mountain gate, Tianwang hall, Sutra Pavilion, Daxiong hall, changing clothes hall, and seven throne halls. There are five courtyards and six floors of halls. The overall architectural layout is symmetrical about the central axis, with rigorous architectural structure and elegant decoration.

Approaching Youshun Temple, the first thing you see is a three-story and four-column archway with stone foundations, wooden pillars, and double-eave blue tile roofs. On the plaque hanging in the middle of the archway are two glittering golden plaques of "Youshun" written by Emperor Kangxi. large characters.

The mountain gate is in the style of Xieshan, with five rooms, one coupon door opening in the Ming room and two rooms.

After entering the mountain gate, it is the first to enter the courtyard. The main hall, Tianwang Hall, is in the hip-hop style, with five rooms wide and three rooms deep.

On the lintel, there is a stone plaque carved in Manchurian, Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese languages ​​more than 300 years ago, and the inscription "Established on August 15th in the 43rd year of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty". Maitreya Buddha, Weituo Bodhisattva and the Four Heavenly Kings are enshrined in the hall.

(The four heavenly kings in Youshun Temple are a bit different, and the colors are very gorgeous)

(It is said that Youshun Temple is a big imperial temple. The Vajra of the Bodhisattva Wei Tuo should not be placed in this way. The Vajra is pushed down to the ground, which means that this temple is a small temple, and the monks who wander here can not receive free food and lodging. Is it true? Only the royal family is entertained here?)

The East Side Hall is the Tsongkhapa Hall, which is dedicated to the founder of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddhist theorist Master Tsongkhapa. There are many beautiful thangkas on the walls.

(The statue of Master Tsongkhapa is resplendent and magnificent)

(Prayer wheels are placed on three sides of the front porch of Tsongkhapa Hall)

(Gorgeous Thangkas are hung in the Tsongkhapa Hall)

(The incense in Youshun Temple is at its peak, and there are many believers. The believers in front of the Tsongkhapa Hall are very sincere, and they are absolutely enthralled)

The West Side Hall is the Garan Hall, which is dedicated to Guan Shengdijun.

(There is an ancient well in front of the Jialan Hall. It can be seen from the base that it is very old, but the stone copper coins on it are newly carved by people in recent years. However, it is quite creative to use the stone carving "Kangxi Tongbao" to mark the age of the ancient well.)

There is a pair of stone-carved Panlong columns standing symmetrically from east to west in the courtyard. The patterns on them are vivid and lifelike.

The middle building in the second entrance courtyard is the Sutra Library, with Bell and Drum Towers on both sides.

The third entrance courtyard is the main building of the temple - the Daxiong Hall. The hall is tall and majestic, in the Xieshan style, covering an area of ​​650 square meters, with five rooms in width and depth, and the third Buddha is enshrined in the middle.

Outside the hall, there are red walls, red pillars, dragon-patterned dange, and exquisite stone carvings embedded on the walls, reflecting exquisite artistic features and royal style.

(There are many exquisite reliefs around the outer wall of the Daxiong Hall, which can be regarded as "Thangka" of stone carvings!)

The auxiliary halls on both sides of the main hall are the Hall of Pharmacists and the Hall of Amitabha, and the auxiliary halls on both sides of the rear are the Hall of Guanyin and the Hall of Ksitigarbha.

(Ancient well on the north side of Guanyin Hall)

(The statue of Ksitigarbha in the Ksitigarbha Palace)

The main hall behind the Daxiong Hall is the Changing Hall, which is the ridge of Yuanbao, five rooms wide and three rooms deep, with corridors on the east and west sides. When Emperor Qianlong went to Shengjing and Shenyang to worship his ancestors, this was the palace. Emperor Qianlong lived in the seven halls behind, and when he met officials and monks, he changed clothes here, so it was named "Changing Hall".

The last courtyard of Youshun Temple is now an activity area for monks, and tourists cannot enter. According to the information found on the Internet, the main hall of the last courtyard is Qijian Hall, which is built on a five-foot-high platform in the style of a hard mountain. Emperor Qianlong stayed here when he went to Shengjing to worship his ancestors and wrote a plaque for the temple. "It's really like a wonderful feeling", so it is also called the palace here.

After staying in the temple for nearly an hour, there are two things that impressed me the most. One is that there is a lot of incense here, and there are many monks. Almost every temple is full of believers, and the sound of chanting can be heard from a long distance. And they can actually sing scriptures with red songs.

The second is that it is full of splendor and colorful Buddha statues, but compared with other scenic spots in this trip to western Liaoning, it lacks a sense of historical heaviness. During the tour, I asked monks and volunteers, but in the end I didn't find the plaque of "Zhenru Miaojue" inscribed by Qianlong, which is a bit of a pity.

(Avalokitesvara with Thousand Arms and Thousand Eyes in the Hall of Guanyin)

Leaving Youshun Temple at 9:20, walk 600 meters across Murong Street to Chaoyang North Tower.

Chaoyang North Tower is a national key cultural relics protection unit, which is the only surviving pagoda with "five generations under one roof". Why do you say that? As early as in the period of the Sixteen Kingdoms in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, the former Yan, the Later Yan and the Northern Yan all had their capitals in Longcheng, which is now Chaoyang City, so Chaoyang is known as the "Old Capital of the Three Yans". During the Sanyan period (337-436 A.D.), a palace was built here, and the pillars of the palace at that time can still be seen on the base of the pagoda. Later, during the Taihe period of Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (around 485 A.D.), the descendants of the Northern Yan Kingdom and the Wencheng Wencheng Empress Feng of the Northern Wei Dynasty built a seven-story building on the former site of the Sanyan Palace for his grandfather Feng Hong, the King of Northern Yan, to pray for blessings and promote Buddhism. Wooden pavilion style pagoda - "Siyan Buddha Picture". It is a pity that the "Siyan Buddha Picture" was destroyed by fire. During the Renshou period of Emperor Wen of the Sui Dynasty (601-604 A.D.), a square 15-level brick pagoda was rebuilt on its former site, called Bao'an Temple Pagoda, and two relics of Sakyamuni were buried. During the Tianbao period of Emperor Xuanzong of the Tang Dynasty (742-756 A.D.), it was decorated again. The pagoda was repaired twice in the early Liao Dynasty and the thirteenth year of Liao Chongxi (1044 A.D.), and it was renamed Yanchang Temple Pagoda. Later, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage allocated more than 2 million yuan to strengthen and repair the North Tower from 1986 to 1993. During the maintenance, in order to facilitate the understanding of the original appearance of the North Tower, a layer of blue bricks was added to the outside of the exposed tower base. wall, and leave a corridor between the brick wall and the base of the tower, so that the audience can walk into the corridor to watch the structure of the original base of the tower and climb up the base of the tower to enter the atrium of the tower. After repairs, it has formed its current appearance.

The Chaoyang North Tower Scenic Area includes the North Tower and the North Tower Museum. Visitors can visit the tower first, and then enter the North Tower Museum for a tour. The ticket price is 60 yuan, and those who hold the annual card of Jinxiu Jiangshan can visit for free.

(Visitors can walk in through the small door below and "shake hands" with the tower base thousands of years ago.)

The pagoda is based on the rammed-earth platform of the Sanyan Palace, the platform of the "Siyan Buddha Picture" in the Northern Wei Dynasty, the brick pagoda in the Sui and Tang Dynasties as the core, and the Liao Pagoda as the exterior. The construction form of the North Tower, the orderly pillars and foundation stones, and the layers of clear rammed earth foundations show people the glorious history of the North Tower's "five generations under one roof". Walking into the tower, it seems to have traveled through time and space to the Sanyan period more than 1,600 years ago.

Walking in the narrow aisle, on one side of the flat brick wall is an imitation copper relief painting, telling the historical story since the establishment of the North Tower. Including the Empress Dowager Feng's construction of the Siyan Buddha Picture, Emperor Wen of the Sui Dynasty gifting the Buddha's relics, and the maintenance of the pagoda during the Tang Tianbao period. On the other side is the remaining section of the pagoda foundation, where you can see the pillar foundation stone of the "Helong Palace" in the Sanyan era, the rammed earth platform and the wooden pillar hole of the "Siyan Futu" in the Northern Wei Dynasty, and the green brick pagoda core in the Sui and Tang Dynasties. , as well as the twill bricks marked with the words "Yanchang Temple Pagoda Brick" in the Liao Dynasty, to feel the historical information left to us by five dynasties spanning 1,600 years.

(This is the earliest object, the foundation stone of the "Helong Palace" palace pillar in the Sanyan era 1,600 years ago)

(This is the rammed-earth platform of the "Siyan Buddha Picture" by Empress Dowager Feng of the Northern Wei Dynasty 1,500 years ago)

(The hole in the middle is the remnant hole of wooden pillars of the "Siyan Buddha Picture" by Empress Dowager Feng of the Northern Wei Dynasty 1,500 years ago. The pagoda was built not with bricks but with wood. There used to be a big pillar here.)

(On the surface, they are all "Yanchang Temple Pagoda Bricks" of the Liao Dynasty)

(Through the twill bricks of the Liao Dynasty, looking in from this hole, the bricks inside are the blue brick tower cores of the Sui and Tang Dynasties.)

Inside the base of the pagoda, you can also approach the underground palace and watch the stone scripture pillars of the Sui and Tang Dynasties.

Climbing up from the underground palace, you can visit the pagoda Tiangong on the base of the pagoda and enjoy the exquisite reliefs on the pagoda.

(The four corners of the tower are engraved with dragons, how beautifully carved!)

(The image of Kabuki in the Liao Dynasty, holding musical instruments and fluttering clothes)

(The embossed false door on the tower wall and the door gods on both sides)


(At the gate of the North Tower Tiangong, the tour guide is explaining)

(There are reliefs on the four walls of the tower, including Buddha statues, pagodas, lotuses, mythical animals, etc.)

(There is also an ancient well from the Liao Dynasty on the east side of the North Tower)

On the north side of Chaoyang North Tower is the North Tower Museum. Its buildings imitate the architecture of the Han and Tang Dynasties, with white walls and black tiles.

In the center of the ground floor of Chaoyang North Tower Museum is the preface hall with the theme of the large bronze sculpture "Buddha Nirvana".

There are large sand tables on both sides of the preface hall, with "Sanyan Dragon City Panorama" in the east and "Chaoyang Old City Panorama" in the west.

The small exhibition halls on both sides of the entrance of the prologue hall are mainly bronze Buddha statues, mostly Tibetan Buddhist statues.


The second exhibition hall is "Exhibition of the Essence of Cultural Relics of the North Tower", which focuses on displaying the cultural relics unearthed from the Tiangong of the North Tower. The cultural relics of the North Tower Museum are still very high. According to the national cultural relics rating system, the national first-class cultural relics are divided into national treasures, first-class A and first-class B. Only unique cultural relics can be rated as national treasures. Among the millions of cultural relics in Liaoning Province, only 10 are rated as national treasures, and Chaoyang North Tower accounts for 3 of them. It's a pity that none of the three national treasure-level cultural relics are in Chaoyang this time. The Persian golden-covered bird-head glass bottle was lent to the Capital Museum's "Exhibition of Fine Cultural Relics from the Five Capitals of the Great Liao Dynasty" (fortunately, I saw it at the Shoubo before I came). The Jing Pagoda and the hexagonal gilt and silver pagoda were lent to the Shenzhen Museum for exhibition at this time, and then transferred to Beijing's first exhibition on October 28 to join the exhibition in the "Five Capitals of the Great Liao Dynasty" (I went there for the third time after returning to Beijing) Watching the "Five Capitals of the Great Liao Dynasty Exhibition" and seeing these cultural relics), now the display cabinets are either pictures or replicas of national treasures. Of course, in addition to the three national treasures, there are also some good ones, but they are not as good as those seen in Beijing.

(The Seven Treasure Pagoda of the Liao Dynasty seen in the Chaoyang North Tower Museum is completely made of pearls and is also a high-level cultural relic)

(The remnant stele of "Dragon City Zisai" in the Sui and Tang Dynasties seen in the Chaoyang North Tower Museum)

(The silver bodhi tree seen in the Chaoyang North Tower Museum is an authentic work, and many pieces were unearthed at that time)

(This is the silver bodhi tree seen in the "Daliao Wujing Exhibition" in the Capital Museum)

(The wooden silver coffin of the Liao Dynasty seen in the Chaoyang North Tower Museum, but this is a replica)

(This is the wooden silver coffin seen in the Capital Museum's "Daliao Five Capitals Exhibition", which is the original collection of Chaoyang North Tower Museum)

The following high-quality cultural relics are the high-quality cultural relics provided by the Chaoyang North Tower Museum seen in the Beijing Capital Museum's "Daliao Wujing Fine Cultural Relics Exhibition". After reading these, you will know how many treasures have been unearthed from the Chaoyang North Tower.

(The treasure of the town hall of the Chaoyang North Tower Museum, a national treasure-level cultural relic-Persian gold-covered bird-head glass bottle, Chaoyang North Tower is a tower within a tower, this is a bottle within a bottle, another national treasure of Chaoyang, the scripture sleeve It's a tube within a tube. Could it be that people in Chaoyang in the Liao Dynasty liked this style?)

(The treasure of the town hall of Chaoyang North Tower Museum, a national treasure-level cultural relic-hexagonal gilt and silver pagoda)

(The treasure of the town hall of the Chaoyang North Tower Museum, the national treasure-level cultural relic-the gold and silver scripture sleeve, you can see how fine the engraving is)

(These two relic jars were found in the Chaoyang North Tower Tiangong, where Sakyamuni's Buddha relics were enshrined, which are also quasi-national treasures)

(These pieces are also the cultural relics of Chaoyang North Tower Museum exhibited in the first exhibition "Daliao Five Capitals Exhibition")

The third exhibition hall is "Exhibition of Stone Carvings in the North Pagoda", which displays precious cultural relics such as the foundation stone of the Sanyan palace pillar, the kiss, the stone lotus seat of the Northern Dynasty, and the Tiangong stone box of the Liao Dynasty.

The fourth exhibition hall is "Revealing the Secrets of Buddha Relics", which introduces people to the origin, distribution and domestic famous Buddhist relics of miraculous Buddha relics. Although the Sakyamuni Buddha relic was discovered in the Liao Dynasty Heavenly Palace on the twelfth floor of the North Tower on November 14, 1988, the relic is now in the Liaoning Provincial Museum, not in the North Tower. The relics of the Lantern Buddha are enshrined in the solemn and magnificent "Relic Hall" for believers to pay homage to.

Chatted with the staff in the lobby of the North Tower Museum, talked about the high-level cultural relics in Chaoyang City, and learned that there is a national treasure-level cultural relic in the Guandi Temple not far away. At 10:50, leave the North Tower Museum and walk 600 meters to visit the Guandi Temple across the street from Youshun Temple.

The main entrance of Guandi Temple is a four-column and three-storey archway with double eaves and tile roof. The two columns in the middle are engraved with regular script couplets on both sides, and the two sides of the drum are embossed with crickets and honeysuckle.

There is a small door next to the archway, which is the entrance to the small courtyard. Guandi Temple is a free scenic spot without admission tickets. The first hall on the central axis after entering is the Horse Hall. It is a hard mountain style, with three rooms in width and three rooms in depth. It must be Guan Erye's red rabbit horse.

(There is an ancient Panlong column behind the horse hall, which is reinforced with iron columns for the protection of cultural relics and for safety)

(There are two buildings like this on the east and west sides of the Horse Hall. I can't get in. I wonder if they are the Bell and Drum Towers?)

The second entrance hall is the Hall of Honor Guards, which is two rooms deep. There are several steles in front of the hall, which should be relatively old, and are protected by glass covers.

The third entrance is the main hall, that is, the Guandi Hall, in the style of a hard mountain, with a slope map covered with blue tiles, three rooms in width and depth, and a rolling shed in front.

The plaque on the top of the hall gate reads "Wanshi Renji", and the couplet on the porch column reads "Three emperors and five emperors are loyal and righteous, the first person in seven states and eight oceans".

(There are murals of stories of the Three Kingdoms painted on the walls on both sides of the front porch of the main hall, and the one on the east side should be "Seven Captures of Menghuo".)

There is a vertical flower stone gate on both sides of the Guandi Hall. After entering the small gate, there are the Yaowang Hall and the God of Wealth Hall. It's a pity that the doors of all the halls are closed tightly, and the glass of the windows and doors is relatively dirty, so the statues enshrined inside can't be seen clearly.

Guandi Temple was built in the ninth year of Qianlong. It is the only preserved ritual building in Chaoyang City, and it is a free and open provincial key cultural relic protection unit. The existing Guandi Temple covers an area of ​​3,900 square meters, and each hall is of brick and wood structure. The biggest feature here is the stone carving relics. In addition to the two beautifully carved stone-carved vertical flower gates, there are stone railings composed of pillars and railings on both sides of the vertical flower gates.

(On the west side of the main hall, the high glass cover is a stone-carved hanging flower door, and the lower glass cover is a stone railing composed of pillars and railings)

(On the east side of the main hall, in the high glass cover is a stone-carved hanging flower door, and in the glass cover behind me is a stone railing composed of watchtowers and railings)

(The watchtower is square, with sitting beasts carved on it, and one auspicious beast embossed on each side of the railing, together with Buddha's eight treasures and eight auspicious patterns, totaling eighteen sides.)

In addition, there are three pairs of stone lions, one stone flagpole, seven stone steles in the Qing Dynasty, two stone scripture buildings, two groups of carved stone railings, a bronze tripod, a pair of iron lions, and a bronze bell. The carvings on these cultural relics are very exquisite, and they are rare stone carvings.

(Protecting cultural relics is a good thing, but the glass should also be cleaned in time)

(There is no writing on the base of this Beaulieu Pillar, so it should not be a scripture building, but a flagpole.)

Of course, the most NB is the national treasure-level cultural relic here, a pair of colored glaze standing in front of the Guandi Hall.

There are only two pairs of Liuli Wangtianhou in existence, and the other pair is in Beijing. For protection, glass covers are added to the outside of these cultural relics. But unfortunately, the cleaning work here is not in place, the glass cover is dirty, and it is difficult to see the cultural relics inside. It seems that the level of management here needs to be improved.

(The glass is too dirty, but you can vaguely see the yellow-green glaze color on Wang Tianhou's body)

Leave Guandi Temple at 11:15, walk 500 meters, and go to Yuhe Special Lunch again at 11:30. This is the only restaurant we ate twice during this trip.

After lunch, visit Chaoyang City Museum and South Tower.

With a total construction area of ​​10,000 square meters, Chaoyang Museum is the largest free and open museum in western Liaoning.

The exhibition area is divided into two floors. The first floor is the exhibition of fine cultural relics of Hongshan culture, which mainly displays Hongshan culture in combination with cultural relics.

(Painted pottery double-line lid jars in the Hongshan Cultural Exhibition)

The second floor is a comprehensive cultural relics exhibition, which exhibits some Shang and Zhou bronze sacrificial vessels, horse harness gold and bronze ornaments from the Qianyan, Houyan and Beiyan periods, the "Tang Sancai" from the Tang Dynasty, a large number of pottery painted figurines, Liao Dynasty Khitan cultural relics, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing porcelains and precious calligraphy and paintings are all exhibited without indicating their provenance, but these cultural relics can also let the audience understand the Sanyan culture, Tang culture and Liao culture. The level of the Chaoyang City Museum is not high, not even comparable to the Chaoyang North Tower Museum. There are nearly 10,000 pieces of cultural relics in the museum, which is not too many. Among them, the flower tree-shaped golden steps from the Yan Dynasty and the yellow-glazed dancing horse from the Liao Dynasty are the treasures of the museum. Although Chaoyang City Museum does not have many high-quality goods and few tourists, it is a rare museum where photos are not allowed. The security guards in the exhibition hall stared at the few tourists in the exhibition hall with anti-thief eyes, which made people feel very bad .

(The treasure of the town hall of Chaoyang City Museum - Qianyan Jinbuyao)

Chaoyang South Tower is a provincial key cultural relic protection unit, located 100 meters north of Chaoyang City Museum, echoing the North Tower, and Murong Street connects the two towers.

The south tower was built in the second year of Liao Dakang, that is, in 1076 AD. Its shape is similar to that of the north tower. It is also a square hollow brick tower with 13 levels of dense eaves.

The South Tower is 42.6 meters high and consists of rammed earth base, brick base, Xumi base, tower body, tower eaves and brake top. However, the south tower cannot be visited from the top of the tower, and the reliefs on the tower are not as exquisite as the north tower. You can only go around the tower for a while to see this provincial cultural relic protection unit from a distance.

13:15 Return to the hotel and drive to Jinzhou, ready to visit the next scenic spot - Wanfotang Grottoes. [Continued]