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A pyramid of mini Buddhas topped by a white goddess, on the 3rd floor of an annex at the Tianning temple in Changzhou. Reflections were difficult to control here and light levels were low. It looks like I may have used some weak fill flash here, but according to the exif data, no. From Wikipedia: "The Tianning Temple (simplified Chinese: 天宁寺; traditional Chinese: 天寧寺; pinyin: Tiānníng Sì), located in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, is noted for its giant wooden pagoda, the Tianning Pagoda (天宁宝塔/天寧宝塔). Construction began in April 2002 with the opening ceremony for the completed structure held on April 30, 2007, where a crowd of hundreds of Buddhist monks gathered for the ceremony.[1][2] With 13 stories and a height of 153.79 metres (505 ft), this wooden pagoda is now the tallest pagoda and after ATLAS-I second-tallest wooden structure in the world,[1][2][3] taller than China's tallest existent pre-modern Buddhist pagoda, the Liaodi Pagoda built in 1055 at a height of 84 m (275 ft). Although the existing pagoda was built by April 2007, the temple grounds and the pagoda have a history of construction and destruction for the past 1,350 years, since the time of the Tang Dynasty (618–907).[1][2][3] Building of the pagoda was proposed by the Buddhist Association of China in 2001, yet providing money donations for the temple was an international effort, as leaders of 108 Buddhist associations and temples worldwide attended the opening ceremony at the temple.[3]
On 25 May 2006 the lower levels of the pagoda caught fire. However, no permanent damage was done."

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