Top of the three well-known towers (the other two are Yueyang Tower in Hunan and Tengwang Tower in Jiangxi) in the area of the south Yangtze River, Yellow Crane Tower is highly regarded as one of the best resorts to go in China by the tourists home and abroad. Standing at the peak of the Snake Mountain and on the bank of the Yangtze River, Yellow Crane Tower provides an excellent angle from where the gorgeous and roaring Yangtze River can be seen.
Yellow Crane Tower, built in the Three Kingdoms period around 1700 years ago, has been through years of changes during which many celebrities from different times and places have come for a visit and couldn’t help versifying for the marvelous sights. Yellow Crane Tower has been regarded as the symbol of the Wuhan City for the historic significance.
As tall as 51 meters, the Yellow Crane Tower has five floors each of which is of distinct styles for the various decorations. The first floor is fully decorated with a massive embossment about the fairy story of the Yellow Crane, while the third floor is for display of the poems, painting and calligraphy. Each floor, expect for the first, is designed with the winding corridors for sightseeing purpose, among which the fifth floor is the best place for views.
Note: The best time to travel to Yellow Crane Tower is in March, April and October.
In spring (from March 1 to March 31) and autumn (from October 1 to November 9) 8:00-- 18:00
In summer (from April 1 to September 30) 7:00-- 18:40
Ticket Price: 50 CNY
Location: No. 56, Minzu Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan
Transportation: Electric car No. 1 and 4, shuttle bus No.10, 401 and 413 and Bus No. 10, 14 and 15 can bring you here.
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