[Photos] Famous Guilin Tourist Landmark Engulfed in Flames

[Photos] Famous Guilin Tourist Landmark Engulfed in Flames

10/1/2014

guilin pagoda on fire sun and moon tourist attraction

Guilin’s famous Sun and Moon Pagodas caught on fire at 7:57 this morning, on the same day a national holiday kicks off that would have seen thousands of visitors. A tall plume of black smoke was seen billowing from one of its structures.

The Sun and Moon Pagodas were originally based on Tang dynasty designs, but were rebuilt in 2001. As a tourist attraction, it is famous for its night time display of gold and silver lights.

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Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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