Chinese or Japanese Buddhist temple tower, usually a tiered structure of several storeys. It is called in Chinese a t'a and in Japanese a shoro if it served as a bell-tower, or a tahoto if it has a single room with an elaborate superstructure.
Daigoji Temple, Japan
The official site provides photographs and a history of this temple with its five-storied pagoda (a National Treasure) erected in 952 A.D.
An illustrated history, description and visitor information on this glittering Buddhist monument in the heart of Yangon, the capital city of Myanmar.
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