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Jiaxiu Tower

Jiaxiu Tower  is a landmark of Guiyang, also called the First Scholar's Tower, located on Fuyu Bridge over the Nanming River. Initially constructed in 1598 in the Ming dynasty, it is magnificent and peculiar, and of great cultural importance in Guiyang.

In ancient times, many intellectuals studied very hard in order to get the scholarly honor or official rank in feudal imperial court. So as to encourage them, the local majesty commanded the tower be constructed and conferred the name "Jiaxiu", literally means getting perfect score in imperial examinations. Thereafter, Guizhou was honored successively by three number one scholars as expected, it is said that two of the three lived nearby the Nanming River.

Jiaxiu Tower is a three-storey tower at the height of 20 meters (66 feet). Red pillars, engraved windows, green tiles and white stone parapets featured the tower magnificent and obvious. Climbing up the tower you can get a panorama of the whole city. The most marvelous one is the night scene of the Jiaxiu Tower. Colorfully ornamented with lanterns, the tower is wonderfully reflected in water. Wandering on the bridge, you may feel as if you have entered a fairyland.

Jiaxiu Tower, renowned as cultural as well as a historical relic, collects the many ancient calligraphers' authentic works and paintings. Currently, most tourists are appealed to this tower to see the displays of the calligraphy pieces, woodcrafts and stone tablets inscribed with poems.

 

Jiaxiu Tower Notes

Admission Fee: CNY 4

Opening Hours: 08:10 to 20:00

Recommended Time for a Visit: Half an hour

Bus Route: 4