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Nestled in the Wudang Mountains of Central China’s Hubei province, Taihe Tower is an imitation of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) pavilion architecture and is located to the west of Yunxiu Mountain and east of Xuanwu Lake.
The name “Taihe” refers to a high level of harmony, such as the harmony within oneself, between people and in nature.
Built on a high platform, but still under the pleasant shade of trees, Taihe Tower is a symbol of its flourishing age—48 meters high seven floors outside, nine floors inside, 10,548 square meters total, and with an investment of 60 million yuan ($9.61 million), no less.
The roof’s ridges are beautifully rugged, and its majesty can be compared with that of the three famous towers in the regions south of the Yangtze River: Yellow Crane Tower in Hubei province, Yueyang Tower in Hunan province and Tengyang Pavilion in Jiangxi province.
Against the backdrop of blue sky and white clouds, Taihe Tower is gorgeous, colorful and lofty—a perfect demonstration of Wudang royal architecture.