A city with a rich heritage, Wuhan offers plenty of sightseeing adventures; amongst its top attractions is the Yellow Crane Tower known to have inspired poets too.
Planning a Visit
The tower can be found on the Yangtze River banks, located at the top of Snake Hill. Those looking for apartments for rent in Wuhan, China can find properties within easy reach of the site such as Somerset Zhuankou Wuhan. You can get here by taxi or buses to the Huang He Lou (Yellow Crane Tower) stop.
Dating to the Three Kingdoms Period, the original Yellow Crane Tower is believed to have been constructed in 223 AD; through the centuries it was destroyed and rebuilt several times; the structure you see today dates to the 1980s and is a reconstruction of the tower of 1884 during the Qing Dynasty.
Exploring the Area
Amongst the best things to do in Wuhan is to visit and explore this site. Apart from the five-storey tower which stands a little over 51 metres, one will find other captivating structures here too; these include the Shengxiang Pagoda, Yue Fei Pavilion and White Cloud Tower set amidst idyllic natural backdrops.
The Yellow Crane Tower inspired many poets including famed Cui Hao from the Tang Dynasty who is depicted in a mural here. As you work your way up, you will also see inscriptions by poets, calligraphy and murals on the tower’s history and legend. At the summit, breathtaking views over the river and the city await.