"Bell Tower" Drum and Bell Tower Tip by Blatherwick

Drum and Bell Tower, Xi'an: 59 reviews and 117 photos

  Bell Tower
by Blatherwick

The Bell Tower, is a stately traditional building, that marks the geographical center of the ancient capital. During the Ming Dynasty, Xian was an important military town in Northwest China, a fact that is reflected in the size and historic significance of its tower. The tower was built in 1384 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.

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  • Written Aug 4, 2005
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