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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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Worth a visit as it is central in Xian and good views to get an idea of how everything comes together here. It is a Ming tower and has several bronze bells.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit as it is central in Xian and good views to get an idea of how everything comes together here. It is a Ming tower and has several bronze bells.

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Qidong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It's a spectacular picture, nothing inside worth seeing, especially if you have done the wall, but from outside at night it is impressive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This tower is just wow during the night. It is intricately lit and offers a splendid view when driving down to this magnificent tower. We did not climb the tower but just stopped to enjoy its beauty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Only saw this as part of night time bus tour of Xi'an but what a fantastic sight. It, and the drum tower are both lit up beautifully and look absolutely stunning. Didn't visit the tower itself so not sure whether it is worth visiting per se but definitely very pretty at night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Has to be visited in the day to go around and then should visit in the evening to see the lighting. Easily accessible and in the city centre. Walking distance from the train station. Many buses to get here. Must visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Highly disappointed with the 35 CNY entry fee. It is simply too high. I was not interested in the exhibition of Chinese mirrors inside. Save your money and snap a few pictures of this architecturally stunning building and make sure you return at night for even more sublime views when it is all lit up.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When we visited, a group of costumed musicians played a couple pieces on the ancient instruments and bells there. Including "Auld Lang Zine" - how weird was that!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You can visit the sight during the day but you have to return at night and see it when all the lights are one. so pretty and amazing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The bell tower is the centre piece of the xi'an with all roads leading to it. I suggest seeing it in the day and at night when it is lit up. Also I found seeing it from the southern entrance on the wall quite amazing. This is the closest entrance to the bell tower and can see write down nanda... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Bell Tower in Xi'an is beautiful and reminiscent of what one thinks of when one imagines China's ancient past. More importantly, the tower is located in a thriving business square and market that was buzzing with people at 11 p.m. at night. I went to Starbucks with a few other doctoral students and though we were tired, the energy... More 

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