The tower of old state: On the dam of old state where about three km from the north of Yibin, one stands erect and is exactly like the little wild goose White Dagoba of the tower of Xi’an. This is the famous old state tower of Yibin, have another name called White Dagoba of old state. Many note come every year, song of the returning boat whenever, bird fall, fall time day in sand while being flat, ” the ancient the intersection of Tamerlan and setting sun ” Praised as one of the eight scenes in Yibin.
The tower of old state is the ancient tertiary hollow dense eaves type square structure, build mud to glue with brick, there is no building stones foundation, similar Yunnan Dali enlarges the holy temple tower. Unless tower 29.5 meters of pressure cookers, unless bottom the sides every is 7.23 meter wide, it divide by one bottom four layers into at tower,have brick that last sunk panel sets of brackets on top of the columns each layer all and around tower heart but at pedal by line. Outside the tower, under each of short eaves, there are note windows in every centre, in four eight ancient windows on four sides, real window only 2/10, over all false window, with beat in harmony inside. Each one of every layer is besides small window of centre, the double-dealing side functions as low tower and window lattice. The shape of the whole tower, the proportion is well-balanced, the exquisite village is refined, have strong religious color and unique remote tower building artistic style of seal. Intine build the intersection of niche for a statue of Buddha and Wei, remember, criticize of a text jointly according to the intersection of tower and the intersection of brick and inscription and body of the tower, tower this build until high Northern Song Dynasty would rather from the first year of an era to 3 years (A.D. 1102-1109) such as grand sight . Surprisingly, whole tower base dark, brick frank to build, make from cobblestone condensed very short time with soil all, although has gone through for more than 800 years erosion by wind and rain and earthquake influenced, did not slope and destroy and split a bit at more all. During the war of resistance, Chinese building expert Liang Sicheng, Mo ZongJiang,etc. have come here and investigated, it is extremely high to appraise.