Prince Teng's Pavilion
Situated on the northern boulevard along the Ganjiang River, Prince Teng's Pavilion is one of the "Three Great Towers of South China" along with the Yellow Crane Tower in Hubei and the Yueyang Tower in Hunan. It was built in 653, when Prince Teng Li Yuanying, younger brother of the Emperor Taizong Li Shimin of Tang Dynasty, served as the local governor. Hence the name. Originally not a large building, it became well known after the famous Tang scholar Wang Bo wrote "Teng wang ge xu (Introduction to the Prince Teng's Pavilion)."
In its history of 1,300 years, the pavilion has been damaged and rebuilt 29 times. Now, it becomes a majestic nine-story building in Han and Tang dynasty architectural style 57.5 m high and with a floor area of 13,000 sq. m.