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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. Put Xi'an Bell Tower on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Xi'an trip planning app .
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  • This is (Xi'an Bell Tower) worth visiting at night in all it's lit up glory. There are actually 2 Bells. Unfortunately I have forgotten what was the purpose of the bells, except it did not toll for me...  more »
  • During the day—enjoy the tower, it’s a brief stop when in the Muslim quarter. At night, go back and enjoy the city and tower lit up. It’s a bit Vegas-ish or NY time square-ish. Enjoy!  more »
  • I would advise a long wander through the city of Xi'an to take in all of the bell and drum towers and ensuring a walk through the Muslim quarter. It will be a day spent amongst really nice architectur...  more »
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