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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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  • Arrived just in time for the performance. Lovely to hear the combination of traditional chinese instruments played together. We arrived just in time so had to stand. Thank goodness for long arms and i...  more »
  • Fire in the night comes in so it would look nice. This is the place where the North every hour, take a look under the North to show it was not until the admission and did not look up.
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  • 没有登楼,但是住在西安这几天每天都能看到,因为酒店就在竹笆市里面,出门必看钟楼。而且后身就是回民小吃一条街,想吃好吃的就必到这个地方。 
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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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