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Yellow Crane Tower


Yellow Crane Tower, situated at the summit of Snake Hill by Wuchang Bridge in Hubei Province, has been known as "one of the world's superb views" since ancient times.

Along with the Yueyang Tower in Hunan and Prince Teng's Pavilion in Jiangxi, they are called the three famous towers in the region south of the Yangtze River. According to historical records, it was first built on the Yellow Crane Rock projecting over the Wuchang River in the second year (223) of the Huangwu reign period of the State of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period. It became well known through the ages, especially for the poem "Yellow Crane Tower" by Cui Hao of the Tang Dynasty.

The modern reconstruction project started in 1981, and was completed in 1985. The magnificent and imposing tower, 51.4 m in height, with five and ten exterior and interior stories, respectively, is characterized by overhanging eaves and tilted corners. There is a wonderful panoramic view from the top of the tower.

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