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Wuhan - Yellow Crane Pagoda

We take a flight to Wuhan and spend the first day at a famous pagoda

We arrived to Wuhan in the morning after about an hour's flight. We immediately got our stuff and hired a taxi to take us to Wuhan. The taxi was 70 Yuan and took about an hour. The driver insisted on taking us to a certain hotel as is usually the case. The hotel was expensive and the first thing we felt was that the Chinese people here are not friendly. They resented our presence. I felt it and so did Sunee.

After relaxing and then walking around in the area of the hotel to find some noodles to eat. We then set out to find a street that I had read about. Supposed to have been the street that a movie I had seen was filmed on. The taxi driver was not friendly and, in fact, was surly. He dropped us of at a walking street that was modern and nothing out of the ordinary. We did, however, take a ride on a electric cart and the guy was really friendly. He told us the best place to go now and explained how to get there. Had no idea where we were going but we followed his direction. These directions included a boat trip across the river.

Our boat to cross the river. The people on it were not friendly, none smiling and not impressive.

The famous Yellow Crane Pagoda! So this is where the guy was sending us. Great we will see it first!

These places are not cheap and this one did not give discounts. The people selling the tickets sucked!

Modern tickets to get in were in the form of chits like for a subway.

Had to take a picture of this as we bought one of these later on.

The place had a bunch of these ancient carvings and items to look at.

Classical Chinese gardens and ponds. It lived up to its billing. It was, however, hot - very hot!

A beautiful pond and scenic area not far from the entrance.

To me this looked more Japanese so that probably means it was Tang as that is the style the Japanese copied.

View from the fourth floor of the Pagoda toward the rear.

Views of the back of the Yellow Crane Pagoda

It was very hot so Sunee relaxed while I went picture taking. Here is a lady from Tienjin we visited with. Very nice family!

Panorama view of the Yellow Crane Pagoda from the front gate.

The place is called Yellow Crane Pagoda because of these cranes in the front.

This is the view looking at the front of the Pagoda

Close-up of the front of the pagoda

AN area looking back toward another pagoda

Of course, after we toured the pagoda grounds, Sunee had to go shopping

The college student gave us some help in getting back to our hotel. Very nice young lady.

Posted by inchinahil 06:10 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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