3.5 star rating: Worth doing 123 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: China
  • Admission: Varies

Hangzhou ATTRACTIONS See all

Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda) Tours

A 7-story tower that looks deceivingly taller, the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda) was constructed in 970 to ward off evil spirits believed to be responsible for the Qiantang River’s tidal bore. The pagoda is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture and an enduring symbol of the city of Hangzhou.
 
The Basics
This ancient lighthouse is easily recognizable from anywhere along the river and is renowned for its harmonious blend of light and shadows. Modern day visitors to the pagoda can ascend the spiral staircase to the top of the seventh story for a view of the surrounding area and the twice-daily tidal bore.
 
A small park located next to the pagoda features exhibitions detailing the history and culture associated with the Chinese pagoda, as well as mini-replicas of some of the world’s most famous ancient Chinese pagodas. Many sightseeing tours of Hangzhou, including day trips from Shanghai, include a visit to the eye-catching landmark.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Six Harmonies Pagoda is a must-see for first-time visitors in Hangzhou.
  • You’ll have to pay an entrance fee for the pagoda grounds, as well as a smaller charge to climb the pagoda itself.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, especially if you plan to climb to the top of the pagoda.
  • The pagoda doesn’t have an elevator and is not wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
To get to the pagoda by public transportation, take one of several public buses to either Liuhe Ta Station or Zhijianglu Liuheta Station. Or, book a tour that stops at the pagoda.
 
When to Get There
The pagoda is open daily from quite early in the morning to early evening. The bore tide is at its most dramatic around the Mid-Autumn Festival, but this is also when the pagoda is at its most crowded.
 
An Ingenious Optical Illusion
When standing outside the octagonal pagoda, the exterior walls appear to have 13 stories with 104 iron bells hung from the eaves at each corner. Once you step inside, however, you’ll find the spiral staircase only leads to seven floors, each with a small chamber enshrining a figure of the Buddha.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai, Shanghai, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 123 Reviews

Travel to Hangzhou, a city rich in culture, history and scenery, on a day trip from Shanghai. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, admire the architecture of ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.99
Bike Tour in Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai, Shanghai, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Bike Tour in Hangzhou: Heaven on Earth Day Trip from Shanghai

Travel to Hangzhou, a city rich in culture, history and scenery, on a day trip from Shanghai. Follow your guide visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda and cycle along ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai Region, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $275.00
Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai, Shanghai, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hangzhou Day Trip from Shanghai

Once described by Marco Polo as "beyond dispute the finest and the noblest in the world,” the city of Hangzhou is one of China's leading tourist ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.00
Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport, Hangzhou, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hangzhou Your Way: Private Full-Day Hangzhou City Transport

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Experience Hangzhou your way with this private transfer service around the city. Create your own sightseeing itinerary and enjoy the flexibility to explore at ...  Read more

Location: Hangzhou, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.99
4-Day Hangzhou Private Tour: West Lake and Longjing Tea Plantation, Hangzhou, Custom Private Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

4-Day Hangzhou Private Tour: West Lake and Longjing Tea Plantation

Discover what makes Hangzhou one of the most renowned cities in China on this multi-day tour of the city’s most popular locales. With your own private guide to ...  Read more

Location: Hangzhou, China
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $498.66
8-Day Eastern China Private Tour: Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan, Shanghai, Multi-day ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

8-Day Eastern China Private Tour: Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Huangshan

Spend an entire week exploring the best of eastern China! With a private guide to show you around the different attractions in Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 days (approx.)

From USD $1,599.99

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message