The current Leifeng Pagoda was completed in the year 2002 after the original Leifeng Pagoda collapsed in 1924.
The original Lei Feng pagoda was constructed in 975 at the request of Qian Hongchu, the King of Wuyue Kingdom, to celebrate the birth of a son by his concubine, Huangfei. Back then the structure was called Huangfei Pagoda. During 1522-66, Japanese invaders set fire to the pagoda and burned it badly leaving only a brick skeleton. Then to top it off, people kept taking bricks from the pagoda thinking it would ward off / cure diseases and prevent fetuses from aborting. In August 1924, the pagoda finally collapsed. Construction to rebuild the pagoda began in 2000 and the new pagoda was completed in October 2002.
What I like about this place is the fact that they kept a portion of the original collapsed pagoda under the new one which helps keep the historical value of this site. Another site worth visiting!