13 四月 【黃鶴樓簡介】——江南四大名樓之一
The Yellow Crane Tower, formly known as a watchtower on the Snake Hill in Xiakou City constructed by Sun Quan, the ruler of the Kingdom of Eastern Wu, was first built in 223, the second year of the Huangwu reign in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280). It turned into a popular “tourist and party” destination in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and won great fame as “No.1 tower of mountains and rivers under heaven” , “unmatched scenic spot under heaven” and among “three most famous towers in in the south of the Yangtze River”.
Today’s Yellow Crane Tower, which opened to the public in 1985, was rebuilt after that of Emperor Tongzhi’s reign in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Nowadays, the place has been expanded into a large-scale comprehensive scenic spot, which covers an area of nearly 40.3 square hectometers on the Snake Hill and is awarded National AAAAA Level Scenic Spot, Top 40 tourist attractions in China, National Civilization Unit and National Key Park.