Yellow Crane Tower stands atop Snake Hill in Yellow Crane Tower Park of Wuchang District, Wuhan. It is the most famous attraction in Wuhan. The tower was first built during the Three Kingdoms Period in 223 CE. It was a watchtower for military defensive purposes and was destroyed several times in the course of history. This existing Yellow Crane Tower was built in 1985. There are 5 layers and the height is 51.4 meters. Cranes are sacred animals in ancient Chinese myths and legends. They can bring longevity and luck to people. Many famous poets and celebrities have been to the Yellow Crane Tower for inspiration and have left many popular poems about the tower. Some of the poems were included in Chinese textbooks for primary schools in China. This is the reason why the Yellow Crane Tower is so famous in China and is one of the three greatest towers south of the Yangtze River.
As an iconic landmark of Wuhan, Yellow Crane Tower is a great place to take a panoramic view of Wuhan City. Standing on the fifth floor of the Yellow Crane Tower, it is about 100 meters high from the ground (including the height of the Snake Hill). You can enjoy the sight of the fabulous Yangtze River Bridge, Yangtze River and the surrounding area.
Yellow Crane Tower goes through many contour designs. All such antique designs have their marked features. The tower adopts a mix of octagon and square, which means “getting access to all eight directions.” This design makes the tower more imposing.
There are some other attractions in Yellow Crane Tower Park, such as the Gallery of Steles of Poems, the Millennium Bell, Goose Pond, and White Cloud Pavilion, etc. You will see many Chinese architectural styles in the park.