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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Pretty cool building to visit in Xi'an. The entrance was a little difficult to find but after going around the underpass I found it. Cost ¥35 entrance fee. Awesome views of Xi'an City from the top. Some historical artifacts to view inside the tower. Lots of little souvenir stalls around it.

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leeton nsw
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You could do this in one hour or let shoppers go for it near by and then just have a look. Interesting and well worth it if you have not much to do. My kids loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went as we had 1 day to spare . It was nice seeing the people play the bells and other instruments . We went up to the top of the tower were there is the history of the tower and furnturings from along time ago plus paintings etc you can buy the tourist stuff there . There is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited last May. We had heard about this ancient bell tower and headed into the city. It had some very interesting history but it was in a busy street. I had imagined it being on the city outskirts as it was a warning bell for invasion. We got some nice photos. It's is close to the drum tower if you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

incredible at night. you can't climb the tower at night, but the scenery is worth seeing for anyone. the drum tower and bell tower are a 5 minute walk from one another, and both towers make you remember or realize why you came to china in the first place

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