Yuejiang tower (Yuèjiāng lóu - 阅江楼)

October-November 2008
Yuejiang tower, at the Lion hill, was planned for building for almost 600 years, but they managed to start construction only in 1999, and unveil it for visitors in 2001. In the vicinity of the Lion hill in 1360 Zhu Yuanzhang, who later became the Emperor of China of the Ming dynasty with its 80 thousand army defeated 400 thousand army of Chen Youliang. 14 years later being a Hongwu, he took a decision to built the tower, but due to some unknown to me reasons, that decision was never realised at that time

In good weather there opens a wonderful view to the city, Yangtze river and bridge across it from the hill on which the Yuejiang tower stands.

Website: http://www.yuejianglou.com

Yuejiang tower

Yuejiang tower.

Yuejiang tower

Entrance to the Lion hill

Entrance to the Lion hill.


I took this path to ascend the Lion hill

I took this path to ascend the Lion hill.


Around the Yuejiang tower

Around the Yuejiang tower

Around the Yuejiang tower.


Yuejiang tower

Panel inside the tower Yuejiang

Panel inside the tower Yuejiang --- ↑ Click on photo to see larger image ↑


Ancient dragons

Emperors of the Ming Dynasty

Emperors of the Ming Dynasty.


Ceiling in the tower Yuejiang

Ceiling in the tower Yuejiang.


Inside of Yuejiang tower

View from Yuejiang tower

Nanjing, view to south

Nanjing, view to south --- ↑ Click on photo to see larger image ↑


View to north-west. Yangtze river is seen and bridge across it.

View to north-west. Yangtze river is seen and bridge across it.


Section of Nanjing city wall.

Section of Nanjing city wall.


View to south-west

View to south-west --- ↑ Click on photo to see larger image ↑


Path around the city wall and the Lion hill

Path around the city wall and the Lion hill.


Lake at the foot of Lion hill

Lake at the foot of Lion hill.
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