Repair completed on 1,000-year-old pagoda in Chinese Inner Mongolia
A Liao dynasty pagoda in Bairin Left Banner of Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (north China). Photo by Xinhua/Peng Yuan.
Renovation work to save a 1,000-year-old pagoda from collapse has been completed in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to a local legislature. This was reported by Xinhua News Agency.
Wu’anzhou White Pagoda in Chifeng City dates back to the early Liao Dynasty (907-1125). It is part of the Wu’anzhou Ruins, which was listed as a national cultural relic in 2013.
Before the repair project began in May 2020, there had been at least 18 large cracks and more than 100 holes on the leaning pagoda.
Traditional techniques and materials were used to ensure the safety of the pagoda structure and prevent it from corroding and other bad conditions, according to information released during the sixth session of the region’s 13th People’s Congress. .
Renovation workers adhere to minimal intervention and maintain the original condition of cultural relics and other international principles for the protection of cultural relics.
During the process of study, design and construction, a large number of scientific and technological means, such as tower vibration monitoring and three-dimensional scanning, are adopted to obtain rich information, recognize construction techniques and assist with maintenance work.