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The Yellow Crane Tower

The Yellow Crane Tower is one of the “Three Famous Towers South of Yangtze River” that stands majestically amidst the picturesque Sheshan. Located along the banks of Yangtze River, it is a towering structure that holds tremendous importance among the locals and is known for its iconic mythical chronicle.

The tower was initially constructed in 223 AD during the period of the Three Kingdoms. The modern version of the citadel was built in 1981 and has succeeded in retaining its original majesty. Completed four years later, each of the seven levels is themed with a certain segment of its legend. More than one legend is believed among the locals but the most popular story is the one of the Taoist priest.

Legend states that in Wuchang there remained a wine shop owned by a local man called Xin who offered free wine to a Taoist priest. Grateful for the unselfish act, the priest drew a magical crane on the wall of the shop and instructed it imitate the act of flying. This mysterious spectacle drew a number of locals and foreign visitors to the wine shop. Ten years later, the priest revisited the store, where he is said to have flown this crane into the sky in accordance to the melody of his flute. To commemorate this encounter, the Xins built the great tower and christened it the “Yellow Crane Tower”.

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