In 1839, Garden of Paradise by the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen mentioned a teenager called East Wind flew back from China in Chinese-style dressing. He said to his mother Wind, "I came back from China, where I danced for a while around the Tower of Porcelain and rang all the bells" to describe China. The Tower of Porcelain is not a fantasy of Andersen, since there was a glazed tower in the Dabao'en Temple of Nanjing, and for Westerners in the 19th century, it had become the landmark building of China.
Many poets and painters who had been to China depicted the gorgeous tall tower in Nanjing: " You cans ee the quaint ancient Tower of Porcelain towering into the sky". Westerners branded it as "The Tower of Porcelain of Nanjing" for its splendid and colorful glaze. It also ranks as one of the "Seven Wonders of the Middle Age", on a par with the Coliseum of Rome and the Leaning Tower of Pisa.