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Mor or Mo'er Buddhist pagoda sits about 40kms northeast of Kashgar city. The locals regard it as ancient beacon tower. In fact, it is a buddhist pagoda ruins of ancient Shule Kingdom in the western China. The Pagoda was built in 7th century during the Tang dynasty and destroyed 12th century. Nowadays only left one pagoda, next to pagoda is a platform, stands by Qiakemake riverway to see Khannuoyi ancient city several kilometers away.

The pagoda is the place where the monks in the city to come and do their worship. The Mor pagoda has three square layers, each a little smaller than the one below it. The bottom layer has circumferences of more than forty-eight meters, the second layer forty meters and the third layer thirty-two meters, while the pagoda stands more than twelve meters high. The platform beside the pagoda was one of the central temple structures, and in its side walls were carved niches housing Buddha figurines. But now there aren't any figures left, and even the niches themselves are barely invisible.


Travel Tips:
It's a little bit far away from Kashgar and there is no public transport. I went there by bicycle, and it took me a bout 2 hours. It's half ruined, but the shape remains. it's asaid to be the only Buddhism building in this area.

30 km northeast of the city, Kashi 844000, China