Chengtiansi Pagoda in Yinchuan, popularly named as Xi (west) Pagoda, was built in 1050 A.D.. This pagoda stands erect in Yinchuan, and far apart facing the Bei Pagoda. It is octagon in shape and has thirteen storeys, a total height of 64.5m. On the top of the pagoda, all the pleasing scenery of the Yinchuan can be caught by sight. According to the historical record, Buddhism prevailed for a time during the Western Xia Dynasty period. When the 1st emperor of the Western Xia Dynasty, Yuan Hao died, his son, only one-year-old then, had to take his place. In order to bless the young emperor Yi Zong with an eternal life, the empress dowager ordered to have this Buddhist pagoda built, and called it Chengtian (to obtain the heaven's blessing). This pagoda was built in a temple with a beautiful garden. When the mild wind is blowing, the small bells on corners of the pagoda begin to ring. Accompanied by the bell and drum of the temple in the morning and evening, they create the tranquil atmosphere. As the Huguosi Temple in Wuwei and Wofosi Temple in Changye of Gansu Province, Chengtiansi Pagoda became the representative holy land of Buddhism in the Western Xia Dynasty.
Admission fee: RMB ￥ 15 per person