National Geographic : 1927 Jun
Photograph byCharles H.Kragh THE SIX-HARMONIES PAGODA PROTECTS HANGCHOW FROM DESTRUCTIVE TIDES This fine structure of Ningpo brick is 13 stories high and measures 334 feet to the top of the "button." Itcaps Moon-girdle Hill and overlooks the Tsientang River. The first tower on this site was destroyed by highwaymen in 1122, and the secondbythe Taipings in1862. The new structure dates from 1894.