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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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  • We visited the Bell Tower and tried different teas, a pleasant and educational experience. You need to be physically able to climb the slope to the Bell Tower. There is an opportunity to buy teas and ...  more »
  • another great place to visit while in Beijing, but only if you are going to be here longer than 4 days. there are more important places to visit first. be ready to walk up 2 long and very steep set of...  more »
  • Came here while visiting Jingshan Park. Was a nice visit, and the drum ceremony was actually rather good. TIP: must be comfortable ascending and descending steep flights of stairs to enjoy the full ex...  more »