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Drum and Bell Tower, Xi'an: 58 reviews and 116 photos

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The Bell Tower was originally built in 1384, but later moved to its present location.

There is a large bell, which visitors are allowed to ring. Inside are regular musical performances (we just missed a performance, though there were two musicians playing the same traditional instruments we had seen in the Shaanxi Museum and at the Tang Dynasty show – one of them was playing an instrument that resembled birdsong, the other, in direct competition, was playing something that sounded incredibly like Auld Lang Syne).

Carved panels on the exterior show scenes from history.

The Tower gives good views over the city.

It is possible to buy a combined ticket with the nearby Drum Tower.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2007
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