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Draw a Pagoda

Learn how to draw a Pagoda, which is a typically a many-tiered tower found in India and East Asia. Step by step directions will help you make sense of those all those curvy roof lines.

How to draw a Pagoda
how to draw a Pagoda

A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves common to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and other parts of Asia. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most often Buddhist but sometimes Taoist, and were often located in or near viharas. The pagoda traces its origins to the stupa of ancient India.



  1. Print tutorial for each student.
  2. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  3. Follow the tutorial to draw the pagoda house in pencil.
  4. Trace the house with a black marker.
  5. Color the pagoda carefully with crayons.