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Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower Travel Guide

Brief Introduction
Yueyang Tower stands near the west gate of the Yueyang city wall overlooking Dongting Lake in Hunan Province. Yueyang Tower, along with Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan and Prince Teng Pavilion in Nanchang, is listed as one of the Three Great Towers in China.

From the tower one can enjoy the distant view of the mists and ripples of Dongting Lake. Yueyang Tower has long enjoyed the reputation of being the "first tower under heaven" since Dongting Lake is known as the "first water under heaven."

After many renovations, the current structure was rebuilt in 1867 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to cover an area of 240 square meters. With its length and width at three bays each, the Yueyang Tower resides on a wooden structure and has three stories. It is 19.72 meters high. The tower´s roof is covered with yellow-glazed tile and eaves rising high.

Features
The roof´s ridge is decorated with various animal figures with a color-glazed fluttering phoenix in each of the four corners. A round corridor is built on the second floor where one can lean on the balustrade and look far off into the distance. Lattice works on the windows and doors are delicate, and the colored drawings painted on columns, girders and frames are magnificent.

Traffic:

Bus No.2,9

DCT Tips:

The tourists who visit the Yueyang Tower can also visit the Dongting Lake, at the same time, you can visit some temples surrounding it.

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