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Profile of Tengwang Pavilion
 
 
     . Tengwang Pavilion, as well as Yellow Crane Tower and Yueyang Tower are the three renowned towers along the south of Yangtze River. Tengwang Pavilion£¬was initially built in the fourth year of the Yonghui Period in Tang Dynasty by Li Yuanying, who was a young brother of Li Shimin, the Tang Taizong Emperor, when he ruled as the Military Governor of Hongzhou Prefecture. It has been well-known in the history due to The Preface to Tengwang Pavilion by Wang Bo, a celebrated poet in the early Tang Dynasty. Han Yu, a great litterateur once eulogized that ¡°There are a bunch of beautiful views along the Yangtze River, among which Tengwang Pavilion is ranked the Number One with its magnificence and uniqueness¡±. So it enjoys the reputation of ¡°the first pavilion in the west of the south of Yangtze River.¡±
The complex of Tengwang Pavilion is located in the junction of Fuhe Road and the old course of Fuhe River, covering 4.16 hectares. Facing Ganjiang River and neighboring the city, adjacent to Nanpu, Tengwang Pavilion is a great building imitating the architectural style of the Song Dynasty, which is only hundreds of mils away from its old site of Tang Dynasty. The main pavilion boasts nine floors with net height 57.5 meters and a total covered area of 13000 square kilometers. The main pavilion was constructed with double-hipped roof, cascaded stones, painting color building columns, carved doors with windows, preserved in a magnificent style of ¡°flying in the sky, while the ground beneath out of sight¡± of Tang Dynasty pavilion. Whilst climb atop the pavilion, you can enjoy the view of ¡°rosy evening clouds flying with lonely bird, while autumn water sharing the same color with the sky¡± written by Wang Bo. Inside the pavilion, however, the classic, elegant and dazzling exhibitions demonstrate proudly the splendid culture of ¡°abundant resources and gifted talents¡± in Jiangxi.
Along with the vicissitudes of times, Tengwang Pavilion had been ruined and rebuilt for as many as 28 times. The current Tengwang Pavilion, the 29th rebuilding, was completed on October 8th, 1989. In 2001, it was listed among the first group of ¡°National AAAA Tourist Attraction¡±. In 2004, it was entitled as ¡°National Key Scenic Spots¡±. It has also successively earned the honors of National Civilized Scenic Area Pilot Spot, National Civilized Scenic Area Advanced Unit, National Civilized Unit, National March 8 Red-Banner Unit, Provincial Civilized Scenic Area Unit and etc.
Tengwang Pavilion, the symbol of Chinese ancient culture!
Tengwang Pavilion, a celebrated historic pavilion in the world!