Yellow Crane Tower

The weather finally cleared a bit here in Wuhan so my coworker Bill and I ventured out to act as tourists while we wait patiently for our company meeting that has been delayed until Saturday.

On Thursday, we went to the Yellow Crane Tower.

The Yellow Crane Tower

The Yellow Crane Tower stands on the Yangtze river and is one of the ‘four great towers of China.’ Interestingly, the tower has burned down a bunch of times so the current version is a modern day construction in honor of the one that once was.

Kinda strange that a recent build that only stands as a representation (not a replica) of a once famous building could get so much tourist attraction no? I’m thinking we should build a pagoda tower in CT to boost tourism and call it one of the great towers of Connecticut. Genius.

Behind the tower there’s a bell.

Philadelphia, shame on you

For a mere 10 RMB ($1.67), I was allowed to ring that massive bell three times.

For the first ring, I was given peace for the rest of my life.
For the second ring, I was given luck for the rest of my life.
and for the third ring, I was given wealth for the rest of my life.

Best one dollar and sixty seven cents I’ve ever invested.

3 thoughts on “Yellow Crane Tower

  • 4/26/2010 at 12:24 pm

    What happens on the fourth ring?

    • 4/26/2010 at 6:17 pm

      Oddly enough, gonorrhea. I didn’t think it was worth another ~55 cents.


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