The Porcelein Tower Of Nanjing Was Designed During Reign Of The Yongle Emperor I ...
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Description: The Porcelein Tower of Nanjing was designed during reign of the Yongle Emperor in the 15th Century. In the 1850s, the area surrounding the tower erupted in civil war as the Taiping Rebellion reached Nanjing and the rebels took over the city. They smashed the Buddhist images and destroyed the inner staircase to deny the Qing enemy an observation platform. 1856, the Taiping destroyed the tower either in order to prevent a hostile faction from using it to observe and shell the city or from superstitious fear of its geomantic properties. in Nanjing, formerly Nanking and Nankin, is the capital of Jiangsu province, People’s Republic of China .