"GULOU" Bell and Drum Towers Tip by alyf1961

Bell and Drum Towers, Beijing: 38 reviews and 93 photos


Drum tower. This red and green tower is built on a crossroads. It was built by the emperor Yongle in 1420. It once contained 24 large drums, which were beaten regularly between 7pm and 5am to mark the time.

Directions: North of Forbidden City

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 20, 2010
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