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A Bronze Engraving of Lotus Flowers and Leaves at the Giant Goose Tower in Xian
Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
The pagoda was built in 652 in the Tang Dynasty.
Additional stories were added on later but the pagoda suffered from a massive earthquake in 1556, reducing the number of stories to the present seven.
It must be one of the tallest structures in the world when it was first built.
An engineering feat and achievement at its time.
Like the Pisa tower, it is leaning slightly to one side, although not as noticeable.