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Yueyang Tower

China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Yueyang Tower is one of the Three Great Towers south of the Yangzi along with the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan and Tengwang Pavilion in Nanchang. On the eastern banks of Dongting Lake, the terraces of the tower provide stunning views of the waters below. The Yueyang Tower stands on the west gate of the Yueyang city wall, looking down at the Dongting Lake, facing the Junshan Island in the distance, and linking the Yangtze River to the north and the Xiangjiang River to the south. Standing on the tower, one can gaze at the distant view of the mists and ripples of the Dongting Lake, with boats sailing on the vast lake.
It is said that the site was once a platform for the Wu Kingdom general Lu Su to train his naval troops. The tower was first built in 716 and was subsequently rebuilt on numerous occasions. The current Qing style structure is over 20 meters tall and was last renovated in 1983. The tower was built without the use of a single nail.Yueyang Tower is also the subject of the famous poem notes on the Yueyang Tower by Song dynasty poet Fan Zhongyan.

Yueyang Tower is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in China. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of China.

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