Location: The tower is located in the Shuanglin Temple at the foot of
Specialties: It is the earliest iron tower reserved at home.
Shuanglin Iron Tower was built during Post Zhou Dynasty (952) by
Zhu Hongji in the Shuanglin Temple at the foot of Yunhuang
Mountain. Previously, there are two 5-layer octagonal iron towers
in pavilion-style, one of which was destroyed in a war. The one
reserved has only retained two layers, about 2.15 meters high and
surrounded by octahedral iron fences. On the tower body cast some
vivid wildlife, Buddhist figures, flowers, water wave and other
patterns. Except of the corrosion in some parts, the whole surface
is still shiny black.
Shuanglin Tower is the only iron tower in Zhejiang province, with a
high casting technique.