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Xi'an Bell Tower

Address: 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 #16 of 241 Attractions in Xi'an
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Observation Decks/ Towers, Sights & Landmarks

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Like the Drum tower, if you time your visit when there's a performance, it isn't too bad. But other than that, I think there's nothing really interesting. It was rather smoggy when we were there so we couldn't really take very nice photos. Very near to the Drum Tower and the Muslim Quarters, where there are lots of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Located in the very centre of Xi'an gives yu a prefect feeling that you are in China. A feeling that is not so easy to be exercised in other cities westernized. Visiting takes around 10-15 minutes, but outside view is just great!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

the tower is from ming dynasty which is about 600 years ago . this towe is right in the city center. they ring the bell every morning for local people and also city wall gates will open while bell rangs. there is another one called drum tower 50meters away.always bellin the morning and drum in the evening. the night view... More 

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Langfang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Right in the center of the street you'll find the Bell Tower of Xi'an. Be sure to walk by at night as well to see it lit up. Throughout the day there are performances to hear the bells played inside. It was a pleasant surprise on my recent trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have been to bell tower once in 2014. It is a really great place to know chinese culture. You would know how the chinese knew the time in the past . you would also see the old chinese building which was preserved very well! Nice trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited in the daytime and was welcomed by the "Emperor and his Court", given a key to the city and had a group photo taken. We came back after dark and it was an awesome experience with all the colored lights. Very interesting site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Right in the center of the city, you will not miss it when you are close to it but it looks much better in the evenings with all the lights on. I did not like it that it was a bit overcrowded during my visit and made it a bit difficult to walk the stairs inside. Probably visiting the city... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

China is full of towers better than this but if you are doing the walled city and the Muslim market put it on your list its on the way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice view from the top. Lit up beautifully at night. Half price fee for students with ID. In fact just show any foreign ID and you get the student rate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I went there during the day. It was very relaxing and I took the time to see and read each of the molds that they used to make bread and biscuits. I find it kind of weird to put it there. It gives me an impression that the Tower used to be a bakery production house or something. I took... More 

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