Chinese Pagoda

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Chinese Pagoda, Birmingham

The Chinese Pagoda is a landmark in Birmingham, England. It is a 40-foot (12 m) granite carving of a Chinese pagoda, carved in Fujian, China and donated to the city by the Wing Yip brothers, founder of a local Chinese supermarket chain, in thanks to the city and its people for providing a home for them and their families and for the city’s support over the years.[1][2]

The pagoda was erected in 1998 and the surrounding area turned into a Feng Shui garden with a large Taijitu embedded in the pavement.[3]

Located in the centre of the Holloway Circus roundabout on the Inner Ring Road, it forms a landmark for the nearby Chinese Quarter of the city and is seen by over 60,000 motorists a day.[4]

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Coordinates: 52°28′29.61″N 1°54′1.48″W / 52.4748917°N 1.9004111°W / 52.4748917; -1.9004111

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wing Yip > Supporting our communities > Wing Yip Pagoda". www.wingyip.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  2. ^ "The Chinese Quarter - History of Birmingham Places A to Y". billdargue.jimdo.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  3. ^ "First European pagoda built in Birmingham". The Independent. 1998-06-21. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  4. ^ Transport, Department for. "Traffic counts - Transport statistics - Department for Transport". www.dft.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-18.