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Shanxi wood tower named world's highest

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-09-29 13:57 Comments

Shanxi wood tower named world's highest

A wood tower in Yingxian county, North China's Shanxi province, is declared the "world's highest wood tower" by the Guinness World Records on Sept 27, 2016. [Photo/IC]

The octagonal-shaped pagoda, 67.13-meter height, was built without a single nail or piece of metal some 960 years ago, during the Liao Dynasty (916-1125). It has withstood earthquakes and survived wars.

Experts have attributed the pagoda's endurance to its unique architectural design and extraordinary carpentry.

In the awarding ceremony on Tuesday, Wu Xiaohong, a Guinness World Records notary, hailed the pagoda as a classic example of ancient Chinese wooden structures, a microcosm of Chinese history and an inheritance of Chinese culture.

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