Under light and shadow, Yellow Crane Tower dazzles at night

As one of the iconic landmarks of Wuhan City, Hubei Province, the Yellow Crane Tower has witnessed the city’s many vicissitudes. The current structure was built in 1981, but the tower has existed in various forms from as early as 223 AD.

Drawing on the rich history and culture of the iconic tower, the immersive performance “Night Tour at Yellow Crane Tower” uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and artistic performance to showcase the legends behind this historic landmark, providing a visual feast for visitors and a boost to local night tourism.

The Yellow Crane Tower is an iconic landmark of Wuhan City, Hubei Province. /CFP 

The Yellow Crane Tower is an iconic landmark of Wuhan City, Hubei Province. /CFP 

The show’s producers selected eight scenic locations in the park and used laser projection, laser animation, high-pressure water mist and other high-tech light and shadow technologies blending modern sound, light, electricity and animation special effects to create an interactive performance that showcases the historical and cultural value of this landmark in a whole new way.

A night view of the Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. /CFP

A night view of the Yellow Crane Tower, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. /CFP

To provide a better experience for tourists, the show has been enhanced with engaging content such as interactive sitcoms and interactive games, allowing tourists to appreciate the charm of Chinese culture while visiting these ancient buildings.

Over the past year, local authorities have successfully held various themed events and other activities to promote night tours to the Yellow Crane Tower and other local tourist spots, with the aim of showcasing local cultural relics through technology and artistry to promote the time-honored history and culture of the city in an immersive and interactive way.