The most famous sight of Wuhan is the Yellow Crane Tower. The tower is more than 50 meter tall with five yellow tiled levels stacked above each other and supported by scores of auspiciously red wooden columns.
Each floor has some collections, for example the development of the Yellow Crane Tower. Right now I am not 100% sure but I think it was at least five times reconstructed. From the top floor you have a great view of Wuhan and the Yangzi River.
Well,Everybody think it's the symbol of Wuhan, but I hadn't really visited it although I have been living in wuhan for more than
20 yrs. There is a Chinese word to describe this kind of attraction: You may feel regret
for a while after you have visited it, but you may feel regret for the rest of your life if
didn't go there. Whatever, it's all your decision.
BTW, I had visited it last yr like most of other tourists, it's abt 50 RMB.
The park surrounding the tower is lovely. There is a bell there that you can ring for good luck.
I found it interesting that signs were posted prohibiting smoking as it could endanger the gardens.
Legend has it that the tower was first built during the Three Kingdoms Period in 223. Throughout the centuries it was destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. The current building was reconstructed in 1981 larger than the previous ones and took four years..
It is said that there are three things you must do to know you have been to Wuhan.
1) Visit the Yellow Crane Tower one of the most aclaimed landmarks of China.
2) Eat the local noodles, which are served dry with sesame paste.
3) Eat the local fish dish which so impressed Chairman Mao that he wrote a poem about it.
I have done all three so I really have been to Wuhan.
Climbing the Huang He Lo (yellow crane pagoda).
Well, the pagoda is described by mnay poets and historians in China's history. From its top, it is possible to see a large section of the city. Good view spot.
There are many touristy things on sale in the pagoda. I didn't find too many of them interesting. The only interesting thing was this hollow glass ball painted from the inside.
You will find Yellow Crane Tower on Snake Hill in Wuchang. The Tower is regarded as a symbol of Wuhan and is one of the three famous towers in Central China. First built around 220 A.D. it once served as a meeting place for Artists, Poets and Celebrities to rejoice and compose.
Go to the Yellow Crane Tower, in a park alongside the Chiangjian River. (Actually, that's redundant -- Chiang-jian means 'long river' in Chinese.) You have to climb a lot of stairs to reach the top, but the view from the Yellow Crane Tower is great.
If you climb to the top of the Yellow Crane Tower, the views over the city, the rest of the park and the river are pretty spectacular and well worth the climb.
The Yellow Crane Tower standing atop the snake hill, where you can a bird's eye view of the flowing river and enjoy the scene in the distance.