The Sun and Moon Pagodas

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The Sun and Moon Pagodas are located on Banyan Lake in Guilin. The moon pagoda stands seven storeys high which is a glass tower. Implication of the carved doors and windows on each floor painted a different theme, rich in traditional Chinese flavor. The taller of the two, at nine storeys high, the Sun pagoda is copper decoration, consumed 350 tons of copper, gold and glitter, and a lift for visitors sightseeing ride. All components entirely by copper mural decoration, the whole tower of copper hit a three highest in the world - the world’s the highest copper tower, the world’s tallest buildings in bronze, the world’s tallest water tower. There is a 18 meters-long underwater aquarium link the Sun and Moon Pagodas. There is a wonderful walk along the lake’s edge which at night is just magic and is popular with locals and tourists alike.

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Comments (74)

Very good view at night! YS & Like!

Christos Theodorou on May 31, 2013

A perfect image worthy of my VOTE - A lot of greetings from Greece, Christos

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on June 1, 2013

Very nice shot! LIKE!

Best regards Z.

K@rin on June 1, 2013

Hello James

Very lovely evening view , beautiful picture , like , best wishes Karin

© PiGi'Franco on June 2, 2013

A gorgeous nocturnal picture, James! I really like it.

Friendly greetings, PiGì

Lloret on June 5, 2013

amazing nightpicture of this buildings, LIKE

zw22wz on June 8, 2013

Great night shot. LIKE


picsonthemove on June 8, 2013

Good nihtshot, Jim, I like it



Ahmet poçanoğlu on June 19, 2013

Wonderful composition, LİKE Greetings..

Thanasis Germanos on June 24, 2013

Beautiful image. L+F Greetings Thanasis

Guizel J.c on June 25, 2013

Very beautiful night capture



Sebastian “Käptn” Is… on September 28, 2013

Wonderful night picture! L :-)

蒂芙尼林 on October 29, 2013

hello. James

very impressive photograph and great capture

YS:33 + LIKE:70

congratulation and have a nice weekend for you

best regards from Tiffany Liem

tunante80 on October 30, 2013

Impresionante. Like! Saludos.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 12, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by James Bian
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2011/04/21 07:29:34
    • Exposure: 2.500s
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash