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Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower, a symbol of Wuhan.

As one of the 'Three Famous Towers South of Yangtze River', Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan was originally built during the Three Kingdom Period (220-280) for military purpose. Thousands of years later, after several destructions and reconstructions, the extant tower was rebuilt in 1981. In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was a place for poets and literary scholars to hold parties and celebrations. There are many beautiful stories popular among Chinese about the Yellow Crane Tower.

Legend says that once a kind young man named Xin opened a wine shop at the site of Yellow Crane Tower. A Taoist priest asked for wine one day. Xin is so generous that he served the Taoist priest for free. So the Taoist priest painted a crane on the wall, which would dance whenever people clap. People were so amazed by the supernatural crane that they swarmed into the wine shop. The young man soon became rich. Ten years later, the Taoist priest revisited the shop and rode on the crane to the sky. In memory of the immortal Taoist priest, the young man built a tower named Yellow Crane Tower.

Now the new tower is a five-story building with a height of 50.4 meters (165.4 ft). Murals, statues of famous poets, poems and paintings are situated inside the tower. Standing on the grand tower, one can overlook the beautiful landscape of Wuhan City as well as the remarkable Yangtze River.


Admission Fee: CNY 50
Bus Route: 411, 1
Tourist Bus Route: 1


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    2009/1/22 23:11:00

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