Qingchuan Pavilion


Qingchuan Pavilion, also known as Qingchuan Tower, is located in Qingchuan Street, Hanyang District, Wuhan City. It is situated on Yugongji, on the North Bank of the Yangtze River and at the foot of Guishan Mountain. It is bordered by Hanshui in the north and Yangtze River in the east.

The Qingchuan Pavilion Scenic Area covers an area of about 10,000 square meters and is triangular in plane. It consists of Qingchuan Pavilion, Yuji Xinggong Palace, Tiemenguan three main buildings and Yubei Pavilion, Chaozongting Pavilion, Chuboting Pavilion, Jingchu Xiongfeng Stele, Dunbentang Stele and a dozen subsidiary buildings, such as archway, riverside barge and winding corridor. Qingchuan Pavilion Scenic Area and Wuchang Yellow Crane Tower Jiajiang, Jiangnan Jiangbei, pavilions confront each other, each other as a foil, is magnificent, known as the "Three Chu scenic spots".

The four-sided pavilions are opposite, the only one on the Yangtze River. In 2002, it was approved as a national AAA tourist scenic spot. The Qingchuan Pavilion was first built by Fan Zhizhi of the Zhifu of Hanyang in the Ming and Jiajing Dynasties when he repaired the Yuji Xinggong Palace (formerly Yuwang Temple) which was built in the Shaoxing Period of Southern Song Dynasty (1131). It was named after the sentence "Hanyang Tree" in Cui Ji's Yellow Crane Tower. Now it is a key cultural relic protection unit in Wuhan.

Qingchuan Pavilion was built in Jiajing period of Ming Dynasty. Its name was derived from the Tang Dynasty poet Cui Hao's poem "Hanyang Tree in Qingchuan calendar". It has the reputation of "Four Famous Buildings of Chu". Because of the confrontation with the Yellow Crane Tower on the other side across the river, it is called "Sanchu Scenic Spot".

Having been destroyed many times, the present cabinet was rebuilt in 1985 according to the pattern of the Qing Guangxu period. It covers 386 square meters and is 17.5 meters high. Its bottom level is 5 wide, and its depth is 4; its top level is 3 wide and its depth is 2. Ma Shi Taiji, red wall Zhu Zhu Zhu, double eaves Xie Hilltop black tube tile roof, reinforced concrete wood-like structure, doors and windows railings for wood, painted with vermilion paint.

The four corners of the roof protrude outwards, deep out of the eaves, high up. The front archway hangs the "Qingchuan Pavilion" gold-lettered plaque. Its north side is "Garden in Garden". The garden has green grass, green bamboo and lush trees, rugged thin rocks, quiet and elegant.

Yuji Xinggong Palace is located in the southwest side of Qingchuan Pavilion, formerly known as Yuwang Temple, which was built in Shaoxing of Southern Song Dynasty and was destroyed several times. The existing buildings were renovated in Tongzhi three years (1864). It covers an area of 350 square meters. Its building is a hard-Hill brick-wood structure with a bay-head tiled roof with a concave curve on the roof. The two sides of the central axis are connected with the palace chamber to form a rectangular patio.

On the West side, there is a courtyard with a hexagonal savings spire pavilion built outside the courtyard. In the pavilion, Mao Hui was built in 1770, which was inscribed in the thirty-fifth year of Qianlong reign of Qing Dynasty. Yuji Xinggong Palace is one of the famous scenic spots in Wuhan, which is composed of the old building complex with the rebuilt Tiemen Gate and Qingchuan Pavilion.






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