Yellow Crane Tower (Chinese: 黄鹤楼; pinyin: Huáng Hè Lóu) is a famous and historic tower, first built in 223 AD, the current structure however, was rebuilt in 1981 at an one kilometre distance from the original site, and bears little resemblance to the historical Yellow Crane Tower. The tower stands on Sheshan (Snake Hill), at the bank of Yangtze River in Wuchang District, Wuhan, in Hubei province of central China.
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... Yellow Crane Tower, a building at the bank of Yangtze River in Wuhan, is very famous in Chinese history and literary tradition ... It is one of the Four Great Towers in China ... mainly comes from a poem written by Cui Hao in early Tang Dynasty, part of which is The yellow crane has long since gone away, All that here remains is Yellow Crane Tower ...
... The top of the tower has a broad view of the surroundings and the Yangtze River ... Yellow Crane Tower is considered one of the Four Great Towers of China ... In its modern version it has the appearance of an ancient tower but is built of modern materials and includes an elevator as it was rebuilt in 1981 ...
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“With the noise of the mourning of the Swattish nation!
Fallen is at length
Its tower of strength;
Its sun is dimmed ere it had nooned;
Dead lies the great Ahkoond,
The great Ahkoond of Swat
—George Thomas Lanigan (18451886)
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—Rose Wilder Lane (18861968)
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