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Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan

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One of the most renowned structures of its kind in the nation, Yellow Crane Tower and its ornate construction stand as a beloved city icon. Though this iteration of the tower dates back to 1981, the tower itself has existed in several forms since the third century CE. Admire the multi-tiered design of the tower, which features red-orange tiled rooftops and distinctive upward-curving awnings. Make your way up to the top of the tower to access its viewpoint, from where you can enjoy sweeping panoramas out over the surrounding city and river. Yellow Crane Tower is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Wuhan Edition.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visit if you summers of passage, there is a park around the monument for walking and the tower which is pretty allows a view of the river and the city. Avoid d go one afternoon under 40 degrees. We could see a small 30-minute musical that is friendly to finish the ride. There should be a supplement if you do not have a CityPass.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Wuhan really doesn't have much for the tourist, never mind living there and the Yellow Crane Tower was the high point for any friends foolish enough to come and visit. Once you've seen the tower and t...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Had to climb up a few storey to rich the top. Fantastic view of the city, had to pay a little fee for entrance. Overall good for photo taking. Can be quite crowded when going up the narrow stairs. Not...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    Reconstructed last in the mid 1980s. Nice views from the top. Go for a walk up into the park, and get away from the bustle of the main attraction. You can listen for the river and hear the cars stream on the bridge.
  • November 1, 2016
    Nice place to have an overview of the Yangtze river and the city. Better to go there when the weather is clear.
  • October 15, 2016
    Poor reconstruction, lost the feel of an ancient tower. A total waste.
  • January 20, 2016
    Fine for tourist. However very crowded during peak season. The building is not historical anyway. But does have a vintage point over the Yangtze river
  • March 16, 2017
    Worth a climb to the top.

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