Heptachord Terrace (Gu Qin Tai) Tours – Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

Heptachord Terrace (Gu Qin Tai)
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No. 10 Qintai Lu, Hanyang Dist., China, Hubei Province, Wuhan
Hours : 8am-5pm

About this place

Heptachord Terrace is located on the west side of Tortoise Hill. The terrace is also named Boya Terrace after a popular story about friendship that took place here during the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 B.C.). A famous musician named Yu Boya was once stranded here by a sudden heavy rain. He played a song named “High Mountains and Flowing Steams” on his boat. Another musician named Zhong Ziqi heard the music. Yu Boya discovered that Zhong Ziqi deeply understood his music, so Yu Boya invited him to come into the boat, and the two discussed the music for the whole night. The following day, they made an appointment to meet at the exact same place a year later. Unfortunately, Yu Boya only saw the grave of his friend one year later. He was so depressed that he played the same bit of music in front of the grave and then smashed his heptachord. After that, he never played music again.  The legendary story about their friendship touched many people, so Heptachord Terrace was built to memorize their friendship.
 

A visitor can easily get to Heptachord Terrace by any bus going to Hankou or coming to Wuchang. You can also take bus No.1.

 

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It's very nice to see the old heritage. This story about friendship was well-knew to all the Chinese, from ancient to nowadays.
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Heptachord Terrace - A place represent friendships.

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