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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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  • Located away from the Bell Tower, lined with large drums. Both beautifully lit up at night. Admission, can do, but also stay on visits from the outside.
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  • We visited this site and played with the bells. The big on actually rang and created the vibrations on the water next to it. It had a large pole on a swing that you pushed to ring the bell.  more »
  • Do not miss seeing this attraction. You will be amazed at the number of, and size of the drums. Find out their history and meaning to gain a full appreciation  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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