Trip Planner:   Asia  /  China  /  Zhejiang  /  Hangzhou  /  Baochu Pagoda

Baochu Pagoda, Hangzhou

3.8
Baochu Pagoda is a pagoda in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Known as one of the landmarks of the West Lake, it is located just north of the lake on top of Precious Stone Hill (宝石山, bǎoshíshān). Its small base supports seven storeys (45 me) and gives it a distinctively slender and elegant appearance.The name Baochu, translated directly, means "protect Chu", who, legend has it, refers to Qian Chu, the last king of Wuyue. As the story goes, one of King Chu's ministers had the temple constructed for prayers to be said for his safe return from a trip he had taken to Kaifeng, in central China. He had been summoned there by the Emperor and had been gone many days with no news of his return.It was originally constructed in 963 and stood nine storeys tall. Its most recent reconstruction, in 1933, left it slightly shorter, seven storeys, and it has most recently had its lantern replaced on its top, though its previous one is on display near the pagoda. It is constructed of brick and stone and contains no internal staircase. The tower lies next to a path that runs the length of West Lake's northern mountain range and is accessible by both dirt paths and cement stairs from nearly every side of the mountain.
Use our Hangzhou family vacation planner to visit Baochu Pagoda on your trip to Hangzhou, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Baochu Pagoda
Baochu Pagoda Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
68 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 13, 2017
    It is situated on one of the hills in Hangzhou and it looks very nice, especially during spring or summer, when the trees are green.  more »
  • June 11, 2017
    Is located in the North of the West Lake, old is a tower of a stylish silhouette. And a little away from the shores, also because it does not put in the hand, was looked up at from the shores, but its beauty remains, I felt.
    View original
  • May 25, 2017
    The West Lake is slender seven-story stone pagoda this note. Is very old and was even higher but is still one of the icons of Hangzhou. The climb to the Hill is a long staircase and the pagoda has no scales but also from the base you can enjoy a beautiful view.
    View original

Plan your trip to Hangzhou

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Hangzhou

Hangzhou's picturesque West Lake area boasts the largest number of accommodation options, especially luxurious, five-star hotels with scenic vistas. You can find mid-range lodgings all around town, as well as a number of budget-friendly inns and dorm-style hostels. As a widely popular holiday destination, Hangzhou can fill up quickly and experience a sharp rise in room prices. If you plan to visit during the summer or on a weekend, it's advisable to book ahead.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Hangzhou by other users

13 days in China BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in China & New York City BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Hangzhou BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Hangzhou BY A USER FROM HONG KONG November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Hangzhou BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hangzhou BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Zhejiang BY A USER FROM CHINA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in China BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in China BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Shanghai, Suzhou & Hangzhou BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Hangzhou BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans