Gongchen Tower

former monument in Weishan, Yunnan Province, China

Gongchen Tower was a historical monument located in the ancient city of Weishan in the Chinese province of Yunnan.[1] The Gongchen tower was a city gate tower. It was built in 1390 during the Ming Dynasty.[2] Built in wood, on January 3, 2015 the tower was burnt completely.[2]

Gongchen Tower is on top of the Gongchen Gate


  1. 600-year-old tower destroyed by fire in Yunnan Archived 2015-01-08 at the Wayback Machine CNTV English
  2. 2.0 2.1 XINHUA (3 January 2015). "600-year-old Ming Dynasty tower destroyed in China fire". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 6 January 2015.