Turm des Gelben Kranichs - Yellow Crane Tower

Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan 2017

The Pagoda of the Yellow Crane is an art historically significant building in Wuhan, China. The pagoda is located on She Mountain in the middle of the Wuchang district, near the Yangtze River. This mountain rises noticeably over the city, which is why you have a wonderful view of all parts of the city. At the foot of the mountain is the Red Chamber and the 1911 Revolution Museum.

This structure on She Mountain is the feature of Wuhan City and is one of the three most famous towers south of the Yangtze River. The other two are the Yueyanglou Tower in Hunan and the Tengwangge Tower in Jiangxi. The Huanghelou is 51.4 meters high and has five floors. A walkway with steles encloses this tower. Inside, works of well-known poets, painters and calligraphers are exhibited. On festive days, the tower is beautifully decorated and illuminated particularly bright.

The Pagoda was built in 223, during the time of the three empires, as a wooden structure. Over the years, the tower was destroyed by fire, but also by changing rulers. The current tower was completed in 1985, the design was taken from pictures from the Qing Dynasty.

 

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