The iron pagoda was cast in 965. It is only 4.2 meters high, the length of each side is less than 2 meters and it is quadrate. The astonishing thing is that there are 250 Buddhas in different sizes on each side. There are 1,000 Buddhas in all, hence it gets the name.
The pagoda was originally built in Xiuhui Temple which was ruined. It was moved on the mountain in the eastern suburb of Meicheng in the early reign of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty. It was moved into a yard in 1989. A large tower which is 36 meters high and has 9 stages was built in 1990. The pagoda was put in the first stage of the large tower, 1,000 white marble Buddha statues were embedded on the inner walls of the large tower from the second stage to the ninth stage and 1,000 golden Buddha statues were put on the top stage.