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Drum Tower (Gulou), Xi'an
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Admire the largest drum in China in Drum Tower (Gulou), an impressive brick and wood edifice rising 34 m (112 ft) above the landscape of Xi'an. Built in 1380, the tower houses an enormous cowhide drum, beaten at every sunset to tell the time (in contrast to the sound of the bell every sunrise from the sister tower nearby). Enjoy a view of the town from the second-floor observation area, and explore a large collection of ancient percussion instruments at the drum museum inside the tower. LED-lit at night, the tower's monumental size and shape make it a landmark of the city. To visit Drum Tower (Gulou) on your holiday in Xi'an, and find out what else Xi'an has to offer, use our Xi'an travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Bell and Drum tower are located close to each other and very close to the Muslim quarter. It is a special building and evening fairy-tale to lifted
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  • This tower can seem simple, but mostly at night, it becomes beautiful. Inside there are typical instruments concerts of Chinese ancient culture.
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  • You need to be close up to appreciate the size of the drums. There is a huge one on the top floor. Accessed by stairs. There is an exhibition of chinese furniture which is quite interesting. We couldn...  more »
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  • Temple of the drum. Located in the Centre of the city, fulfilled the role of alert or inform the population, always next to the Temple of the campaign, which had the function of indicating the hours of opening of the ramparts at dawn and close at dusk.
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  • 鼓楼和钟楼一样美哦,两个楼坐落在一条东西线上,晚上夜景很有西安特色,后面就是回民街,很热闹。
  • Beautiful osvetena Kula, kojato zapochva of Mjusjulmanskijat quarter.
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