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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Drum Tower (Gulou) and many more Xi'an attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Xi'an itinerary planner .
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  • An interesting place to do with the Bell Tower and on the way to a visit to the Moslem Quarters. Close to subways.  more »
  • This has many different types and sizes of drums. There is a show a few times each day. Check the schedule. The largest drum in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records.  more »
  • Useful guides that tell you that take the children and curiosities. Every time there is a small concert of traditional music with drums and stringed instruments and wind very enjoyable and distracted. Is it makes you short
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