Tower of Five Glories [watercolour]


The Tower of Five Glories (五华楼) is a building in Dali old town, Yunnan province China, a 1998 reconstruction. The first time a building of this name was built here was in AD 865 during the Nanzhao Kingdom, though then it was recorded as being five stories high with a capacity of ten thousand people, a venue to welcome royal guests. It was destroyed and rebuilt many times over the following centuries, the last time it was demolished was during the Cultural Revolution.

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