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Xi'an Bell Tower, Xi'an

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A grand construction of wood and brick, Xi'an Bell Tower stands as the city's most iconic landmark and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Built in 1384 during the Ming Dynasty, the tower looms 40 m (131 ft) high and sits atop a massive stone foundation. Once rung to herald the beginning and the end of the day, the tower features a pagoda-like design, complete with a triple stack of roof awnings. Note the curved edges of the roofs, which helped strengthen the building during earthquakes. You may also hear about a local legend during your visit--according to the tale, the tower serves as the anchor attached to a restless, subterranean dragon. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Xi'an Bell Tower by using our Xi'an trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautifully lit at night but it closes at 8pm. Remember to ask if children get discount or are free.  more »
  • This city has a lot to offer from a historic point of view hence the Bell Tower tour completes this.  more »
  • Located in central area and a very paradise very well lit to take beautiful night shots
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  • A nice tower that offers good views of the city centre. Beautifully lighted up in the evening. Very crowd on weekends and peak season.
  • Nice area of Xi'an . Was one of our favourite places in china
  • No need to go up...it JUST a tower, nothing on here. If you wanna take a picture of beautiful view... Walk to the wall, rent a bike.
  • The most spectacular view in Xi'an at night. It is a can't-miss attraction here
  • Nice place to visit having great view of city on top and very beautiful Chinese musical performance.