Four Great Towers of China

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The Four Great Towers of China are four historically renowned towers in China. The list usually includes the following:

However, Penglai Pagoda is often excluded in favour of Guanque Tower (鹳雀楼), situated in Shanxi. This is in order to have a list where all four towers are linked to famous pieces of literature, as follows:

  • Yellow Crane Tower: Yellow Crane Tower by Cui Hao
  • Pavilion of Prince Teng: Tengwang Ge Xu (Preface to a Poem on the Pavilion of Prince Teng), by Wang Bo
  • Yueyang Tower: Memorial to Yueyang Tower, by Fan Zhongyan
  • Guanque Tower: Ascending Guanque Tower, by Wang Zhihuan