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6 - QUESTION:  What is the name of tall structures, found along the Silk Road, used to preserve Buddhist relics?

Answer: A Pagoda.

In China, pagodas were originally built to preserve Buddhist relics, which were considered the most sacred objects in the world. The structure of Chinese pagodas can be divided into three parts: the top, the body (used to enshrined a statue of Buddha) and the base (used for burying Buddhist relics).

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