Wangu Tower

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A monumental building in the ancient city of Lijiang, Wangu Tower is a typical wooden structure with bracketing sets. The tower is 33 m high and has five stories with five tiers of eaves. The top story has 13 angles, representing the 13 peaks of Yulong Mountains. Painted inside the tower are 2,300 auspicious patterns, representing the harmony and unity of the 23 ethnic groups living in Lijiang. The colorful murals in the tower are redolent of the traditional Dongba culture of the Naxi people.

Wangu Tower