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Bell and Drum Towers, Beijing

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Admire Beijing’s Bell and Drum Towers, two towers that were used to tell time in ancient China, and landmarks of the city. The drum tower dates back to the 13th century and the rule of Kublai Khan, while the bell tower was probably built a century later. Restored many times over the years, the towers were opened to the public in the 1980’s. Climb one of the historic structures, the taller of which is the drum tower at 47 m (154 ft), for a rewarding view of the city center and to see the surviving drum and bronze bell. Make Bell and Drum Towers a centerpiece of your Beijing vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Beijing tour planner.
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  • Once you summit the staircase to the top, it hosts great views of the city. There is also a demonstration of how the drums would sound back in the ancient days which is a cool experience. PS- bathroom...  more »
  • Many times I would be now, walks over to walk up the stairs to go up to the need to climb the island. I'm tired but walking up to it like. Story about the building of the drum can take pictures over a straight road at Jingshan Park, another section focuses on building one large Bell is the story of a wandering up to 7.02 meters, is known as the King of the Ancient Bells EP- The middle ground is where people come for recreation, exercise.
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  • I went to have a look at the Tower but the real treat was the tea tasting session in the shop at the base of the tower and the amazing variety of tea they had on sale  more »