Ascending the Stork Tower 1

Wang, Zhi-huan    (688 A.D.-742 A.D.)

The white sun set close behind the mountain.
The Yellow River flows toward the sea.
If you want to look far into the distance,
Ascend to the next floor.

1 Now the Stork Tower is located southwest of Yong-ji County in Shanxi Province. There are three stories in the building. Facing the front, one can look up at Zhong-tiao Mountain; from the top, one can look down at the Yellow River. The tower is a famous scenic spot. Stork often come to rest on its roof. This is why the building is called the Stork Tower.