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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 had to find ca ne std until we were there. It was then very quickly thanks to help of the local.
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  • This will challenge your fitness if you are not so fit - the stairs are high and steep. That is, each step is knee height, so it is more difficult than normal stairs and the flight is very steep and l...  more »
  • Are two very ancient towers, governing by the drum roll or bells, life in the vicinity of the forbidden city. You can visit the Bell Tower, but the climb up the stairs is a great challenge for tourists in precarious shape.
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