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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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  • Late in the holiday and nursing a bad ankle but still worth all the steps. Fascinating structure, got lost in thought thinking about the largest beams that you can see on the first level. Tower has be...  more »
  • 住在西大街的馨乐庭,出来沿着西大街走几步就到了钟楼,虽然没有登楼,但是夜景真的很好看。它见证了长安城的历史,也成为了现在西安市的地标。 
  • 毋容置疑的西安的地标之一。真正见证了这座十三朝古都的荣辱与兴衰。古城的中心。交通非常发达。离回民街也非常近。想了解西安的古韵和文化,建议去看看。