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Xi'an Bell Tower

Junction of East main street, west main street, south main street and north main street, Lianhu District, Xi'an 710000, China
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Ranked #11 of 247 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Observation Decks/ Towers
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veghel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Its high especially on a warm day with all the stairs, advice go early morning as the stairs are narrow and its hard to walk when it is busy even the vieuw will be blocked by other visitors

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Beijing, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Bell tower is actually located on the center of Xian city. Then all the ancient buildings were built around it. On the tower, you can have a good view of the whole city. Do not miss the Bell performance in it. You will find it is interesting.

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A nice stop to see some of the cultural heritage of Xi'An and also high enough to see much of the old city and get some good pictures with a 360 degree view. While we were there we listened to a concert played on (Tang?) dynasty instruments by a group of very talented young women. Dislikes; it was very crowded... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interesting to go to the top and watch the traffic. Certain times of the day they have a chinese orchestra playing.

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Wallaroo
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Drum Towers were built as clocks for the city and to warn of danger. It is easily accessed in the heart of the city and has a large array of drums to look at and a small museum and gift shop on the top level. Good for views of the city. Return at night. It is beautifully lit up.

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Sydney
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The Bell tower is in the middle of the cross roads in Xian one being the Silk Road. Made entirely of wood and with no nails stunning example of Chinese ingenuity. Make sure you return at night. The best lit structure I have ever seen. Amazing at night.

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Yes! This was definitely my worst nightmare! You can only access the Bell tower via an underground passage. Which is as well the only way to cross the street. There is a kind of a rail elevator for wheelchair bound people, however it is very difficult as you need to call an attendant for help. The way to do it:... More

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The Bell Tower is located right in the central area of Xi'an City, we luckily stayed in the Bell Tower Hotel which is nearby it, spectacular view could be seen at night.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice to walk the wall that surrounded the city. Also you see signs for American fast food restaurants like KFC from the top of the wall.

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kuala lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It was built during those time to work as an alarm clock to let everyone know it's time to wake up and do daily activities when the bell rang , now it's a famous landmark in Xian . It's beautiful during the day and night . During the day you can visit the place but at night is close ,... More

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