The aunt's pagoda is in Baogai Mountain, Shishi City, also known as the "Longevity Pagoda" and "Guansuo Pagoda". It was built in the Shaoxing period of the Southern Song Dynasty and has a history of more than 800 years. The aunt's pagoda is backed by Quanzhou Bay and faces the Taiwan Strait. It is also called the "Guansuo Tower" because it locks the water mouth and guards the southeast. During the Southern Song Dynasty, Quanzhou Port was one of the largest trading ports in the world. Its foreign trade was very prosperous and it had business dealings with more than 70 countries and regions. At that time, Auntie Tower became a beacon for navigation at sea.
The Gusao Tower covers an area of 325 square meters, is 21.65 meters high, and has five octagonal floors. It is a pavilion-like granite hollow stone tower. On the northwest side of the first floor, there is an arch-shaped stone door. The second to fifth floors of the Aunt’s Tower have two door openings. The tower shrinks layer by layer from bottom to top, and the eaves emerge from each layer. Outside there is a corridor fence surrounding the surroundings, and inside there are stone steps to go around the top of the tower. The four characters "Wan Shou Pagoda" are engraved on the forehead of the second-floor door. A square stone niche is built on the outer wall of the top floor. Two female statues are engraved in the niche, which are the images of the two sisters-in-law. The scenic spots are free and parking is convenient, and the surrounding tourism development is gradually perfected. The environment is beautiful and unique.
One of the landmark attractions in Shishi is also an important place to understand Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road.
With culture and history, it is also a good place for health and leisure!
Standard log building! There is history, culture and tradition, a place to hike on weekends!