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Jiaxiu Tower

Introducing Jiaxiu Tower, Jiaxiu Tower, Jiaxiu Tower Muslim Travel Guide, Jiaxiu Tower Muslim Travel Information
Article from Guizhou Municipal Commission of Tourism

TheJiaxiu Tower, quite similar to the giant'ao' ,sea turtle, is on the Nanming River, in Guiyang. This traditional Chinese-style structure was built in 1597, during the Ming Dynasty, Jiaxiu Tower is connected to the banks on both sides of the river by the Fuyu Bridge.

Jiaxiu Tower was built by Jiang Dongzhi, the governor of Guizhou province and had been enlarged six times by 1981, when the Guiyang Government set aside funds to repair it. Jiaxiu Tower has stood for 400 years and is witness to Guiyang’s past and a symbol of its cultural development.

Jiaxiu Tower has three stories, three eaves, four corners and a dome, with a structure that is unique in early architecture of China. This feature makes Jiaxiu Tower famous and enhances its appreciation, attracting tourists and architects to get a close look at it. Jiaxiu Tower is around 20 meters high and has upturned eaves supported by 12 stone columns, protected by white carved stone rails. People can enjoy the scenery around the tower, with the 90-m Fuyu Bridge looking like a dragon lying on the water. Jiaxiu Towerpasses through Jiaxiu Tower and and has the Hanbi Tower on it, with Hanbi Pond and the Shuiyue Platform. To the south of the bridge is the Cuiwei Tower.

Many authors wrote poems on the Jiaxiu Tower, one of the most popular of which is the 206-character couplet by Liu Yushan, of the Qing Dynasty. It is 26 characters longer than the longest couplet in the world, on the Daguan Tower, in Kunming, Yunnan province. Liu's couplet describes the geography and other features of Guiyang, a mountain city. Jiaxiu Tower unites picturesque mountains and brilliant water with its exclusive beauty and, when evening falls and the bright lights come on, you'll be amazed if you visit Jiaxiu Tower. The long couplet gives the history of Jiaxiu Tower and its location then details the scenery around it, with the author expressing his love ascending the Tower and appreciating the scenery.

Quick Facts on Jiaxiu Tower

Name: Jiaxiu Tower
Location: Downtown Guiyang
Dates: Ming Dynasty ( 1368 - 1644 )
Best Time to Visit: March to October
Recommended Time for a Visit: 1 Hour
Opening Hours: 08:30 - 22:00
Admission Fee: Free

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