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Address: The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist...

Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.

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Be the Drummer

We visited this site and played with the bells. The big on actually rang and created the vibrations on the water next to it. It had a large pole on a swing that you pushed to ring... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Devonport, Australia
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Devonport, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this site and played with the bells. The big on actually rang and created the vibrations on the water next to it. It had a large pole on a swing that you pushed to ring the bell.

Thank beverleybaker22
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss seeing this attraction. You will be amazed at the number of, and size of the drums. Find out their history and meaning to gain a full appreciation

Thank stiffle2017
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the bell tower and drum tower the same day. within walking distance of each other and definitely a must see when in Xi'an.

Thank real_texican
Minsk, Belarus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's easily to get here. The tower is situated in the center of city, near the Muslim Quarter and Bell Tower. Looks better in the evening with illumination, but nothing special. You must buy ticket for visiting.

Thank Lika_model
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just in time for the performance. Lovely to hear the combination of traditional chinese instruments played together. We arrived just in time so had to stand. Thank goodness for long arms and iPhone camera. If you want to sit close grab a seat after they finish and wait for next performance. Don't ask how long, depends on season and... More 

Thank DavidandPaula
Xi'an, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were in the city, working through our list of places to see. This was on our map and was fun to read about the different drums. (Travelled in Oct 2012, Yes, I am lazy at doing reviews, but you nagged me.)

Thank TSleigh23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Bell tower and drum tower are roughly a 200 meters away. Both gives a spectacular view in the evening. My favourite place to visit. If you have just one day in Xian. Then go to the terracotta warriors in the morning. And in the evening go to bell tower/drum tower/ Muslim Food street.

Thank Nouman A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Another must-see place if you are into local culture and architecture! We saw a short musical show as well which I found very interesting, especially the drums and other musical instruments they play

Thank Nic D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting history and architecture, plus great views. They have performances on traditional Chinese instruments which is well worth seeing too. There's a small shop inside, too. Make sure you look up, there are details everywhere.

Thank Sara R
Corona, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Good place to learn ancient Chinese history, cultural and architecture. There is a lot of shops and restaurant near by. A good place to visit before the end of day.

Thank link0503

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