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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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  • Not really a place to visit, unless you are nearby. It is close to the hutongs, so we reached it by chance. 
  • Both the Tower of the drum (Gulou) as the Tower of the campaign (Zhonglou) is found something damaged. They are nice but they need to be restored since they are very discolored. With a hand of paint look better. We came to them after a trip from the Confucius Temple. Are quite remote. You can upload to them, but when carry us already were closing.
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  • I do not advise paying 20th for the entrance, not a sight worth watching from the inside. You can walk side by side, take a picture, it will be enough. )
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