Jiaxiu Tower landmark of Guiyang

Jiaxiu Tower Guiyang Guizhou
Jiaxiu Tower, or Jiaxiu Lou, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings to see in Guiyang. This pavilion is located in the middle of the Nanming River, and you have to cross a stone bridge to reach it. The offered panorama from the top of the tower is notable, but not as much as the view offered at night by the play of light.

First Scholar's Pavilion

Jiaxiu Pavilion, Jiaxiulou in Chinese, is undoubtedly the symbol of the city of Guiyang and is definitely worth a visit. This pavilion was frist built in the Ming dynasty, almost 500 years ago, but the current building dates to the beginning of the 20th century. At the time, Jiang Dongzhi, architect of the pavilion, decided to build this tower in the middle of the Nanming rive. It would have named the First Scholar's Pavilion to show the Chinese scholars who passed the imperial examination. Thus, Jiaxiu Pavilion was built on a large rock in the shape of a turtle and a splendid stone arch bridge (floating jade bridge) allows you to connect it to the mainland.

Nice panorama of Guiyang

The Jiaxiu Tower has a typical Chinese architecture with its curved roofs and its columns. It measures 20 meters in height and from its top three floors, views of the city of Guiyang is stunning.
But the most beautiful panorama continues to be on the set formed by the Jiaxiu pavilion and the arch bridge at night. The whole set is very well illuminated with golden red lanterns and is then reflected on the water of the Nanming River.
Within Jiaxiu Tower, guests can admire a few Chinese art works such as calligraphy, paintings, engravings...

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