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Friday, October 9 2009

Red Chamber Museum and Taoism Temple

Taking advantage of my holidays, I spent another day in two different places.

The first one is a Taoism temple we noticed on the way to the Yellow Crane Tower. Actually, it's more a temple for people wishing to pray than for people to visit, unlike some other temples where the main use is for tourists.

Pictures of the temple :

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The other place we went to see is the Wuchang Red Chamber, it's a place having a very important place in Chinese history since the 1911 Revolution against the Qing Dynasty began here, in Wuchang, before spreading to the whole China. More about the 1911 revolution here.

Some pictures of the Red Chamber :

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Another funny thing is that in Hankou, there were some area on the YangTse riverside belonging to foreign countries, such as Great Britain, Germany, Japan and even France. Those lost pieces of land among China were given back to China around 1945 but some souvenirs remain, such as this carved stone.


(The main R.F. for "Republique Francaise", and the Chinese characters under means litterally "Big Republic of France" 法国大 !)

Monday, October 5 2009

Visit of the Yellow Crane Tower

This Saturday I went to the Yellow Crane Tower (黄鹤楼). This place is located in Wuchang (武昌), on the so called "Snake Hill".

The park is in the middle of the town on a little hill, from which you can have a very good view of Wuchang (武昌) and Hankou (汉口), which is on the other side of the YangTse.

In the park there is the Yellow Crane tower, but also other pavillons.

Here are some pictures I took during this visit.

The Yellow Crane Tower :


Yue Fei statue :


View of Hankou from the last floor of the tower :


Other pictures :