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Private Tour: Essence of Yichang Day Tour
"We will pick you up at your hotel in Yichang around 9:00am and transfer you to your first stop - the Chinese Sturgeon Museum which was set up in 1993 by the Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute aiming to preserve rare species of fish including the 27 species of sturgeon that still exist in the world. Chinese Sturgeon is strictly protected by the Chinese government named a “national treasure” much like its mammalian counterpart the giant panda.After lunch you will visit the Peach Blossom Village situated at Nanjin Pass. Its history could be traced back to 1st century BC. There are a lot of scenic areas and tourists can also enjoy peach and cherry blossoms in the spring celestial fruit in the summer and sweet-scented osmanthus in the autumn. They are all well-known for their particular charm.Our final stop is Sanyou Cave – Three Travelers’ Cave. The origin of this cave may be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. In three Tang Dynasty poets
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Private Tour: Essence of Yichang Day Tour
"We will pick you up at your hotel in Yichang around 9:00am and transfer you to your first stop - the Chinese Sturgeon Museum which was set up in 1993 by the Chinese Sturgeon Research Institute aiming to preserve rare species of fish including the 27 species of sturgeon that still exist in the world. Chinese Sturgeon is strictly protected by the Chinese government named a “national treasure” much like its mammalian counterpart the giant panda.After lunch you will visit the Peach Blossom Village situated at Nanjin Pass. Its history could be traced back to 1st century BC. There are a lot of scenic areas and tourists can also enjoy peach and cherry blossoms in the spring celestial fruit in the summer and sweet-scented osmanthus in the autumn. They are all well-known for their particular charm.Our final stop is Sanyou Cave – Three Travelers’ Cave. The origin of this cave may be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. In three Tang Dynasty poets
From $149.00
 
Private Zhangjiajie Day Trip with Grand Canyon and Yellow Dragon Cave
"You will be picked up from your Zhangjiajie hotel at 8:30am to start your trip to the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area of the National Forest Park. Here you will visit the glass bridge of the area the highest and longest glass bridge in the world before taking a slide down to the big canyon. You will enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. The glass bridge providing a full view of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is quite an adrenaline rush especially if you're not a fan of heights. Pushing your limits to the extreme this section of the park also hosts the highest bungee jump spot in the world.After seeing the canyon with an aerial view you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before venturing underground to the Yellow Dragon Cave. You will have about 2 hours to see this karst cave
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Yellow Crane Tower Park

The Yellow Crane Tower Park locates at Snake Hill contains not only the Yellow Crane Tower, it is a park on the hill. Another famous sightsee is a status of Yue Fei, who is a famous general in Song Dynasty.

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enzhu
Mar 22, 2007

Yellow Crane Tower

The Yellow Crane Tower in one of three most famous towers in South China. It was first built during Three Kingdom Period, which is about 1800 years ago. It has been rebuilt many time in history. Now the tower allocates on snake hill and stands 51.4 meters high. On top of the tower, you get a great view of Yangtze River and the first ever bridge ever built on Yangtze River -- Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge.

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enzhu
Mar 22, 2007

Yellow Crane Tower

Located on Snake Hill in Wuchang District, this great tower was first built in 223 A.D. Scholars and men of letters through the ages mounted the tower, composed poetry and wrote prose, eulogizing the magnificent landscape of the Yellow Crane Tower.

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morgagni
Jan 19, 2005

Yellow Crane Tower

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.

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Jan 07, 2005
 
 
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Yellow Crane Tower

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.

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felicitywu
Dec 22, 2004

Yellow Crane Tower Park

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..

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urban4est
Oct 25, 2004

Yellow Crane Tower

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.

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urban4est
Oct 25, 2004

Climbing the Huang He Lo...

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.

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Aug 25, 2002
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"In Wuhan bist ni allan...."
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"A Revolutionary City"
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"urban4est's Wuhan Page"
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"Another huge city in China"
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Yellow Crane Tower

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.

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zwack
Aug 24, 2002

Go to the Yellow Crane Tower,...

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.

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bdschobel
Aug 24, 2002

Views from the top

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.

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Willettsworld
Jun 03, 2009

Yellow Crane Tower

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.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Yellow Crane Tower

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Hubei Provincial Museum

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