Wen Tower

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The Wen Tower is a pavilion style scenic tower. It is built in the 39th year of Wanli Period in the Ming Dynasty (1611). It has a history of 380 years. It was renovated in 1988. It is a key historic site and cultural relics under protection in Guangdong Province.   

The Wen Tower is in the shape of octagon. It has a height of 47 meters. Seen from the outside it has seven stories while it is composed of seven stories inside. On the top layer, there are six engraved iron poles with lotus bases standing erect. Pointing to the blue sky, they are steady, powerful, solemn and magnificent with majestic vigor. They are also cast with inscriptions about the establishment of the tower in the Ming Dynasty. Together with castings such as Nine Heavens Plate, treasure bead, wheel (ornaments on the top of the tower), they have a total weight of more than 14,000 jin (half a kilogram) (7 tons), which is the heaviest of ancient tower tops in Guangdong.

Each layer of the tower is composed of two levels of light and shade. The bright one serves as ventilation stack and the dark one is used for boarding and descending the tower. You will turn to another direction whenever you ascend two stone steps. It turns to left or right like playing high and seek, which is overflowing with sentiments. Leaning on the railing and overlooking, you will keep tens of li’s sceneries in view. 

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The Lychee Wan Stream -Wen Tower which has been closed for over half a century, will reopen on April 5, 2011, when the residents will engage in many fantastic activities carried out in 'the folk culture festival of Lychee Wan Stream', including walking around ...Read More
Lie in the intersection of Hubei and the intersection of Wuhan and the intersection of city and big the intersection of mountain and the intersection of treasure and coherent the intersection of Buddhist temple and west side, revitalize the intersection of the ...Read More
Traffic 42,212,932,9,19,40,46,47,49,390,964,No. 16 Branch, 845, 719, No. 732 Branch get off at the station of temple of Nanjing on day. Introduce It would rather the intersection of temple and Tamerlan lie in in north Binhe Road of Guang anmen. Built in the ...Read More

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by Eleanor 2011-05-23
Introduce The treasure celebrates the one of tower of China of the temple in the north of Shu Yuanmen in west Annan door up to the present. Treasure celebrate the temple build in King Wen of Sui Dynasty Renshou 601- 604)In the period of, the benevolence workshop was fitted in Sui large Xingcheng in the former address. Tang make tower in temple with five the ...
by Guido 2011-05-23
Built in the sixth year of perpetual calendar in Ming Dynasty, 13 meters high, 10 meters wide, the fifth floor of three four columns, all in order to pass black in west Yi county was blue and green Build up, it is precise definitely to chisel and carve, towering and towering, it is a rarity of the Chinese stone workshop building. .
by Takiyah 2011-05-20
A flower fair is underway on the banks of the riverlets in Liwan District to herald the new spring. The flower fair, featuring local themes, accentuates the Lizhiwan Riverlet's enchanting landscape with some 30,000 flower pots arranged along the banks of the stream. The fair is staged at the following major locations: The entrance to the Lizhiwan scenic spot...