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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Beijing attractions like Bell and Drum Towers can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This was accidently stumbled upon while we wer walking around the Hutong. It is very easy to find if you are staying in the Baochao hutong and totally worth the walk.  more »
  • After an amazing trip around the Hutongs we were landed in the area of the Drum and Bell Towers. The Gulou or Drum Tower was builtin1272 it is 47 metres or 154 feet high. Basically this was a time kee...  more »
  • Most people do not venture out to this part of Beijing but I thought I'd bring a friend that has never been part to this part of Beijing. This is both our 3rd trip here but he's never been to this are...  more »

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