BEIJING: An about 1,000-year-old wooden pagoda in China's northern Shanxi area, has been announced the world's tallest wooden pagoda by the Guinness World Records.
Wu Xiaohong, a Guinness World Records public accountant, allowed the declaration to Wang Xinjun, chief of an office in charge of the pagoda's security, state-run reported.
Wu said it is an exemplary case of antiquated Chinese wooden structures and a physical encapsulation of Chinese society and insight.
Worked in 1056 amid the Liao Dynasty, the 67.31 meter pagoda is additionally called the Sakyamuni Pagoda of Fogong Temple, the most established wooden multi-storied structure on the planet.It is as celebrated as the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and Eiffel Tower in Paris, the report said.
With 3,000 cubic meters of wood weighing 2,600 tons, the octagonal-molded pagoda was worked with no nail and has withstood seismic tremors and survived wars.