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Datong wild goose tower: wild goose tower, old name Wenfengta. Therefore because spring Xia Feiyan is numerous the popular name wild goose tower. This tower constructed in the Ming Dynasty revelationa four years (in 1624). Located at Datong thing city wall above. With the cloud road, the memorial arch are the temple of Confucian learning architectural complexes. Is ancient the generation " succeeds in the imperial civil service examination system and " the scholars worship, the quart official's place. Tower high approximately 14 meters, is the star anise seven level of hollow brick towers. The contour is beautiful, the structure is unusual, it constructs the position to be extremely special. Lower part the tower body is three eight blue Shi Qizuo, in the place is the tower body, first wards off has two, other six each lang stele at the same place, on engraves the name which, the dwelling and the academic honor bright, the clear two generation of parts bear children. Two above tower bodies open four respectively, according to eight side the position overlapping change, on each has imitates wood construction the brick carving dougong, in the dougong has the upturned eave, the eave angle has the wind chimes to be hanging, the breeze blow bell sound, the appeal. In the tower is the octagon straight from end to end hollow, is equipped with stamps one's foot treads the brick. the tourist may climb the tower to go against straight. East the wild goose tower is close to Yuhe river, occupies a commanding position, according to tower, has not been easy to detect, therefore also has name of the lookout tower.

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Taken: 15/09/2007
Uploaded: 13/01/2014
Updated: 19/06/2014
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