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Yueyang Pavilion (Yueyang Lou)

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Wonderful architecture and lots of local culture

Adjacent to Dongting Lake, this pavilion is worth checking out, as is Bianhe Street directly beside... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Ontario, Canada
Beautiful ancient architecture & scenic area

This is a very beautiful ancient, traditional Chinese architecture, three-storey pavilion. It is... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2018
Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

After its military service, poets wrote about this tower. In the Tang Dynasty, Du Fu climbed the tower while ill and subsequently wrote, "I heard of Dongting Lake before, and now I ascend Yueyang Tower"

Thank David L
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Adjacent to Dongting Lake, this pavilion is worth checking out, as is Bianhe Street directly beside it. There is lots of local food and shops to explore including tea stores and clothing stores. It looks like there was a stage where there is live entertainment,...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 24 January 2018

This is a very beautiful ancient, traditional Chinese architecture, three-storey pavilion. It is located in the very nice Chinese garden Yueyang Tower Park, and on the shores of Dongting Lake. It is considered to be one of Chinese four nicest pavilions. It is a rectangular...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 24 May 2017

No rivets or nails were used in the construction of Yueyang Tower, which is a complete wood structure, simple and unique. In the middle of the tower, four nanmu pillars run all the way to the roof, with twelve round-timber pillars propping up the second...More

Thank Zhangjiajieholiday
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Yueyang Pavilion is located in Yueyang City, Hunan Province, China. It next to Dongting Lake, Junshan and Yangtze River, it is one of Jiangnan four famous pavilion. There is historical and there is Chinese style building. There are many local food around here, you can...More

Thank Yueling C
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A very old attraction worth seeing if your in Yueyang. A quite and peaceful place, set on the banks of Dongting Lake you can explore the old buildings and water structures and take in some real Chinese history. Climb the stairs to the top in...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Located on the shore of Dongting Lake, this is a 3-storey 15m high rectangular building entirely of wood construction in classical Chinese architecture. Its 4 pillars of 'Nanmu' wood support the entire pavilion while 12 pillars of catalpa wood support its 1st storey with another...More

Thank Kathleenlim
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Yueyang Lou is directly located at the north eastern lakefront of the Dongting Lake. 1800 years ago a military structure, today Yueyang Lou is peacefully surrounded by the picturesque Chinese garden style Yueyang Park, which features bronze models of other “Lou”-type buildings from different historical...More

Thank horst_8877
Reviewed 15 August 2015

I did a day trip to the tower from Changsha and it was one of the most pleasant surprises of my trip. The Pavilion itself is a little small but it's in a very lovely garden area with a decent amount of things to see....More

Thank Gavack
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Just 30min by high speed train from Changsha and abt. 20min by taxi and you reach the yue yang park with its famous tower, which is originally almost 1000years old. Entrance fee is 80rmb. The park is located next to the lake, being the largest...More

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