Zhenhuai Tower

Zhenhuai Tower

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Zhenhuai Tower

Introduction: IntroductionZhenhuai Tower, also known as the Drum Tower, Gu Lou in Mandarin, is the symbol o..

Tickets:Zhenhuai Tower fee and opening hoursAdmission 2yuan, 5yuan/climbing the towerOpening hours: no ..

Travel Tips:Tips1.Please pay attention to climb tower or walking in resort. 2.Please comply with the loca..

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Zhenhuai Tower Introduction

Zhenhuai Tower, also known as the Drum Tower, Gu Lou in Mandarin, is the symbol of the ancient city of Huai’an and in fact has quite an interesting history. Built in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127 A.D.), it was first a restaurant managed by the army and government offices, and during the Ming Dynasty was converted into a drum tower where a bronze pot water clock was used for reporting time. Ever since, it has been a drum tower. It was originally built to reflect the northern Jiangsu style of architecture.
Huai’an belongs to temperate zone monsoonal climate, wet and large amount of rainfall, adequate sunshine. It has four clear reasons, rain goes with hot weathers. Its annual general temperature is about 14℃. Best seasons for traveling there are spring and autumn.

Zhenhuai Tower Features

Under Zhenhuai Tower was a key road for vehicles and horses that was used during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. As the Huai River frequently flooded, causing high loss of life and extensive destruction, the tower was given the name Zhenhuai, meaning “to keep down the water of Huai River”. The city’s inhabitants had hoped that they could curb the threat of the river by constantly standing guard. Ascending the stairs, there are thick red columns and carved heads of imposing dragons, which have big, round eyes and are angrily opening their mouths. The corridor is decorated with images of lions, tigers, Chinese unicorns, phoenix and flowers, as well as birds, insects and fishes, all of which all have auspicious connotations in Chinese culture. Doors and windows are made of wood and are intricately carved. Upstairs, visitors can visit a small history museum.

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Zhenhuai Tower fee and opening hours
Admission 2yuan, 5yuan/climbing the tower
Opening hours: no information

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