Chigang Pagoda is a famous pagoda located in Chigang district. The pagoda is located in Guangzhou
.Chigang Pagoda was built over four hundred years ago in 1619 during the time when Fengshui influences were pervasive. It was built during the reign of the Emperor Wanli, 47 year reign of the Ming Dynasty.
The tower is an octagonal shape tower. It stands at 53.7 m high tower. The floor has a diameter of 12.5 meters. The tower is made up of 9 exterior floor sections.Inside the tower, it consist of 17 layers which keeps the 9 sections together.
Over the past centuries as Chigang Pagoda exposed to the natural environment, it became a little derelict. the external wall cracked, foundation started to sink, floors became uneven due to neglect. At one stage, the tower leaned about 1.05 m from the vertical.The Guangzhou authorities in 1996 started work on its restoration but was never completed due to a lack of funds.
In 1998, the Guangzhou Municipal Cultural Relics Management raised RMB 1.60 million to fund the restoration work for the Chigang Pagoda.The restoration and inspection completed in mid 1999.
The pagoda can be reach by rail. The pagoda is served by Chigang Pagoda Station on line 3 and Chigang Station
on line 8 of the Guangzhou Metro system.