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Yueyang Tower, a famous Chinese tower

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The Yueyang Tower is an ancient architectural treasure on the shores of Dongting Lake in Yueyang City. It is known as one of the four famous Chinese towers, The other three are the Yellow Crane Tower in Hubei Province, the Penglai Pavilion in Shandong Province and the Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province. The tower was first built around 220 during China's Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), when Lu Su, commander in chief of the forces of Wu, was sent to the area to fortify it and train a naval fleet. The main tower bears a flying eave and helmet roof with wooden constructions in a unique style. Standing on the tower, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Dongting Lake. [Photo/China.org.cn]

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