"Visit The Bell Tower" Drum and Bell Tower Tip by margaretvn

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

This is situated in the centre of the city, it stands at the crossing of the main north-south and east-west streets. It was first built in 1384 at the entrance of Guangji Jie and moved to its present position in 1582. It was renovated in 1739. The two-storey building is 36 metres high. On each side of the base is an arched gate which is 6 metres high and 6 metres wide. The upper storey has three layers of eaves, with ridges running from the corners of the topmost towards the central knob. The tower has stairs up to the top floor which gives the visitor a birds-eye view of the surrounding area.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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