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        a pagoda / a tower / a stupa

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Grammar: Noun
Notes: Sanskrit equivalent: stūpa, or Sanskrit equivalent: caitya, the most appropriate English term can be used depending on the shape of the tower or stupa. Pagodas are taller and thinner and are common in China. Stupas shorter and bowl shaped and are more common in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Synonyms: 宝塔 佛塔
Topic: Architecture

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