A monument designed to celebrate the eternal bond of friendship, The Heptachord Terrace is indeed a location worth admiration. Located in the city of Wuhan, the terrace has the aura of sincere love and comes with a long legend of true and dedicated friendship. The story behind it is as interesting as this location itself.
Once long ago in the Song Dynasty two dear friends, Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi lived. Yu Boya was a skilled heptachord player. Over his music he found his lifelong friend Zhong Ziqi, who understood and adored his passion for music. With the heptachord in the middle the friendship between the 2 grew. A day came when the 2 friends had to part but they promised each other to meet a year later. But sadly that day never saw light; for Zhong Ziqi succumbed to illness and passed away before Yu Boya could come back. The grieved friend Yu Boya built an alter in Zhong Ziqi’s honor. When he visited it for the first time he burnt incense and sang – for the last time- Zhong Ziqi’s 2 favorite songs; ‘Flowing water’ and ‘high mountain’. The emotions at that instance were so strong that legends say even the mountains and the rivers cried. But that was the last day the great artist ever played his heptachord; for he broke it into pieces and succumbed to his grief.
The Heptechord Terrace is a symbol of beauty in both purpose and appearance. The terrace is found among breathtaking scenery. There is a hall dedicated to the last songs of Yu Yong and within the heart of the terrace you will find the white marbles terrace which is supposedly the exact location on which Yu Boya played his instruments. There is also a series of wax figures depicting the story of the friendship between Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi.
The Heptachord Terrace is one location that tugs at your heartstrings. There are many such places in Wuhan that have a depth of emotion attached to it. After exploring the city, come home to the Citadines ZhuanKou Wuhan. This Wuhan Accommodation boasts the finest serviced apartments Wuhan has.