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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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  • Two beautiful towers that are worth the de-tour :-) We have them join walk out of the forbidden city, does a bit of market but with the break lunch in a restaurant, then stroll a few shopping streets, it is quickly. The two towers are great, full of history, beautifully preserved. If you go there, to that of the drum, chock on good times to enjoy the spectacle of the demonstration of the game of the drums, it's a beautiful moment. The surrounding area is quite nice, so take advantage of the place to hang out and get lost in some Hutongs...
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  • Both the Drum and Bell Towers were a great place to disappear to for an hour. There are super steep stairs (almost got scared for a second...) but from the top, you get beautiful views over the city.  more »
  • 2 large historical towers facing, symbol of times traditional to cross China. Possibility to visit the 2 towers - separate ticket offices or joint ticket for 50 Yen handset.
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