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Drum Tower (Gulou)

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Address: The Southern of Xi'an West Main Street Beiyuanmen,, Xi'an 710003, China
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Description: Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist...
Built in 1384, this imposing tower was rebuilt after the 1949 Communist revolution.
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Xi'an Muslim Quarter Small-Group Walking Tour

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Interesting but not a must see

Located near Muslim quarters this is a historical landmark but not all that interesting. Lots of history. A stone's throw away is main street of muslim quarters.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Located near Muslim quarters this is a historical landmark but not all that interesting. Lots of history. A stone's throw away is main street of muslim quarters.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Really good place to visit, try and time visit to coincide with the drum playing demostartions which are quite remarkable. You can get a joint ticket fior here and for the Bell Tower which is close at hand.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Decorated for lunar New Year, and beautiful at night. Great contrast between old and new, as a giant traffic circle goes around the site. Very busy area, with lots of locals doing there thing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This building is another night view building in Xian and that really needs to been taken photo of after dark. Head over there after dark and take amazing photos

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited at night to take a few pictures in front of it and wander around. Take pictures in front of it, worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you have time, make a trip inside and enjoy If not I recommend viewing this at night-time and enjoying the architecture through It's lighting display

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Bell Tower and Drum Tower can be visited on a single combination ticket. The Drum Tower has a reasonably interesting exhibition of Drums at first floor level, and an unlikely (dull) exhibition of furniture on the floor above it. Although there are six demonstrations of the drums a day, I missed these, catching the enjoyable Bell Tower musical demonstration... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

You'll probably end up here anyway due to the lack of decent attractions in Xi'an, and its ok. Not a lot to see though and fronted by a busy road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Time your visit to coincide with a performance, wow. Inside and outside from the balconys this is a must see.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

The towers are impressive to look at but once you're up there all you can do is look down on the crowds and the traffic, so it can be a bit of a waste. The muslim quarter behind the drum tower is pretty cool, although extremely crowded.

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